Security Strategies for the Midsized Business
Midsized businesses face many of the same security threats as their larger counterparts: viruses, worms, malware, unwanted and illegal software, and attacks from both insiders and outsiders. Likewise, they often have to comply with the same regulations that govern vertical industries ranging from health care to financial services. While they face many of the same issues as larger companies, midsized organizations typically have smaller security budgets, whether for hardware, software and services, or staff. Indeed, in some cases, the IT professional in charge of security in a midsized organization is also responsible for most or all other aspects of the organization's IT infrastructure and networks.