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Solange Deschatres | 03 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

Policies.pngA zero-day attack is one of the biggest dangers to businesses online. Whether in the form of a worm, virus, Trojan or anything else, it’s a targeted attack that exploits a software vulnerability that was previously unknown, so it’s able to hit and spread before the software’s programmers have had even one day to try to fix the flaw – hence the zero-day name.

Zero-day attacks are quickly fixed with a patch once discovered, but their damage is mostly done in that short period of total vulnerability – and it can be devastating.

According to Symantec’s Internet Security Report, targeted attack campaigns rose by 91% in 2013, with a 62% increase in the number of successful breaches. A total of 23...

Grant M Symantec.cloud | 28 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

 

The IT-related challenges small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face can be very different than those of enterprises.  SMB owners are likely juggling multiple roles as business owner and manager, lawyer, accountant, IT manager and HR manager.  And if an SMB is lucky enough to have dedicated IT staff, they also tend to be stretched pretty thin.

Last fall, we began a variety of SMB-specific initiatives, led by our dedicated SMB team, to help SMBs safeguard their information by providing 360 degrees of protection — from Web browsing and online transactions, to email and collaboration, to backup and recovery.  Our SMB customers are looking for speed, ease of deployment and a simple and easy user experience when selecting solutions to safeguard their information.  We’ve taken quite a few steps to develop products with these features top-of-mind,...

Dal Gemmell | 11 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

It’s fairly easy for SMBs to tune out the seemingly daily headlines of massive data breaches—many SMBs simply think that a data breach is not a small business problem. But, it’s not just large corporations on the receiving end of targeted attacks aimed at stealing valuable business information; SMBs are the unfortunate victims of their fair share of data breaches too. And it’s costing them to the tune of $214 per lost record.

If even the big guys are falling victim, what’s an SMB, with limited budgets and fewer IT resources, to do to protect against such costly attacks? SMBs, it’s time for action. As the age-old sports mantra goes, ‘the best defense is a good offense.’ And, National Cyber Security Awareness month is the time to make sure your offensive line is in shape.

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