How Midsize Companies Put Large Companies at Risk

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 09-21-2015 Email

Although medium and large businesses are exposed to the same types of threats, they react differently to them, according to a new study. Bitdefender, in partnership with Millward Brown, surveyed 300 CIOs at companies within this size range. They found that 46 percent of large business managers review threats every three months, whereas 39 percent of medium business managers do so. "We've intuitively known that medium business tend to be more lax with security practices, as their immediate goals are to focus on growth and business development, rather than allocating large budgets for security, " said Liviu Arsene, senior E-Threat Analyst at Bitdefender. "However, this makes them likely targets for cyber-attacks, as they usually work with large companies and attackers can leverage this to penetrate security defenses of larger companies that have granted medium businesses access to some parts of their infrastructure or data." Here are highlights of the findings. See the full report, click here:

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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