As a mid-sized or smaller organization, there is a lure of feeling safety in obscurity. “We’re too small to be a target for cyber attacks” is a common refrain used to justify a lax network security posture. Unfortunately, it’s a refrain that may come to haunt you. The truth is your company doesn’t have to be a giant global corporation to be in the cross hairs of an attack. Automated exploits of common vulnerabilities can equally sweep up victims on any Internet-facing network. As for targeted attacks, smaller companies are often hit first precisely because cybercriminals know these organizations have weak security – and may be a steppingstone to connected business partners or a large parent company. The good news is you don’t need to hire a crew of security experts to eff ectively manage IT risks and comply with security and privacy regulations. This paper explains how you can use cloud-based security to protect your network and ensure compliance without breaking the bank.