SMBs face growing cybersecurity threats, but basic measures can lower risks


Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) face growing cybersecurity threats and might not have expandable resources, but with a smaller attack surface to safeguard, even basic security measures can go a long way to lowering their risks.

Like their counterparts around the world, SMBs in Singapore have to deal with an increasing volume of cyberattacks. In the first half of this year, 50 unique files that contained malware or unwanted software masked as business applications were distributed to Singapore SMBs, leading to 453 unique attacks detected. This volume was a three-fold increase from a year earlier, when 24 unique files were distributed with 112 unique attacks detected, according to research released Thursday by security vendor Kaspersky. 

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