Top 10 Threats to SME Data Security
Source: WatchGuard Technologies
When it spotted an issue that could impact SMEs negatively, it alerted subscribers with email broadcasts. Because subscribers are time-constrained, over-worked IT professionals, it alerted only when it knows an attack is not merely feasible, but likely. This emphasis on business context and practicality makes service nearly unique. This approach is constantly refined by input from tens of thousands of subscribers, field trips to customer sites, focus groups, and "Security over Beer" bull sessions. The result: this paper lists the top 10 most common vectors of data compromise in experience as security analysts for SMEs. It also suggests practical techniques and defenses to counter each vector.