[this post from Dennis Houseknecht, a Nerd in West Virginia]
According to this article from the Ponemon Institute, the costs rose by 44% last year alone.
Cyber-criminals do not just target large businesses. SMEs often have fewer resources for fighting crime and less expertise in doing so. The first step in a cyber-attack is often just an automated scan of the network perimeter – to look for known vulnerabilities that have not been patched.
Waterloo Security, or WatSec, in partnership with Nerds On Site, will soon be introducing a new program for small businesses that will address the most serious risks as a very affordable price.