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Cybersecurity News and Threat Intelligence for Business

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Small businesses value MSPs most for threat preven…

on June 05, 2019 | by appriver | MSP, cybersecurity, AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business

According to the FBI’s IC3 and other industry reports, cyberattacks are now the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and are said to be the greatest threat to businesses around the world. Last year, a ransomware attack with a $51,000 bitcoin demand from cybercriminals on the city of Atlanta was e ... read more

Majority of SMB Leaders Say They Would Pay Ransom …

on April 26, 2019 | by appriver | AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business

More than half (55 percent) of executives at small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) said they would pay hackers in order to recover their stolen data in ransomware attacks, according to the second quarterly AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. That number jumps to 74 percent among larger ... read more

Not all SMBs share the same cyber fears

on April 17, 2019 | by appriver | AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business, Ransomware, Virus

This should not be a big surprise, that small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in different sectors have varying cybersecurity concerns. Not all SMBs are created equal; they have different business models, use and transmit their data differently, which at times are also stored differently. These an ... read more

7 in 10 SMB decision makers admit to using unsecur…

on April 10, 2019 | by appriver | AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business

Are you a road warrior who enters an airport, a doctor’s office or café and immediately asks “is there WiFi here?” If so, you’re not alone. Demand for public WiFi has driven its growth exponentially. It is projected there will be 432 million public Wi-Fi hotspots globally by 2020. Everyone loves pub ... read more

Six in 10 SMBs Give Themselves a Thumbs-down for C…

on March 26, 2019 | by appriver | AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business, cybersecurity

A recent national survey of leaders and IT decision makers in small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) offers a rather grim outlook: a majority of them do not have confidence in their own business’s cyberthreat preparedness. read more

Survey: Cybercrime More Devastating to SMBs than O…

on February 26, 2019 | by appriver | cybersecurity, AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business

A majority (58 percent) of executives at small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are more concerned about suffering a major data breach than a flood, a fire, a transit strike or even a physical break-in of their office, according to the inaugural AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. The f ... read more