Symantec Corp. recently announced the global findings of its 2011 SMB Threat Awareness Poll, which revealed that while awareness is high, SMBs don’t consider themselves targets of cyberattacks. As a result, they are not implementing the proper safeguards to protect their information. The SMB Threat Awareness Poll examined the awareness levels of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) regarding the dangers of security threats, and how well they are prepared to defend against them.
“Cybercriminals do not choose their targets based on the size of the business. They are seeking confidential information for financial gains and SMBs are increasingly appealing targets when their guard is down,” said Luichi Robles, senior country manager, Symantec Philippines. “While many SMBs know the dangers of cyberattacks, many of them don’t recognize they themselves are at risk.”
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