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7934495870?profile=RESIZE_400xCyberattacks on Small to Medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are continuing at a relentless pace for 2020, with most data breaches coming from outside the organization.  Cyber-attacks are up and average 75% since the Corona pandemic.  Cybersecurity analysts believe hackers are specifically targeting these smaller firms because they know SMBs lack adequate resources and enterprise-grade security tools, making them easier prey than larger businesses.

A new report from Cisco counters this misconception.

7541041283?profile=RESIZE_400xSmall and Medium (SMB) sized businesses are facing a growing number of ransomware threats as the programs needed to launch such attacks become more widespread and easier to use.  Also known as the “fast food franchise of cybercrime,” Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) enables even low-level and inexperienced hackers to purchase a ready-made solution for attacking small and medium-sized businesses.[1]

The malicious group named Dharma as one of the most popular offerings around, explaining it provides

4057063184?profile=RESIZE_710xRemember Mad magazine’s spokesman, Alfred E. Newman and his catch phrase, “What me Worry?’  This attitude is has taken root in many organizations’ views of cybersecurity and shows little improvement.  Cyber security experts estimate that only one in three small medium sized businesses (SMB) and small municipalities, with 50 or fewer employees rely on free or consumer-grade cybersecurity products.  Additional research indicated that one in five companies do not use any endpoint security either. A