SMALL BUSINESS AN EASY TARGET FOR CYBERCRIMINALS
African News Agency
According to Jenny Jooste, Client Manager for Cyber and Professional Indemnity Technology at Aon South Africa, cyber threat activators specifically target SMBS because their Information Technology controls are typically weaker than they are likely to encounter at a large corporate organisation. “SMB’S have become an easy target because the majority believe that the information the company holds is not important. Furthermore, many SMBS simply do not have the workforce capability or budget to spend a huge amount of time and effort on a task that does not form part of its core capabilities – IT security,” Jooste explained.