If you work in a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME), you know how challenging securing your technology assets can be. Your boss wants the same level of security that Fortune 500 companies enjoy, but doesn’t understand how much that costs, in terms of software, hardware and, most importantly, the specialized talent required to operate it.
Attackers understand the challenges SMEs face, too. And although there are bigger paydays out there, they typically have better security, meaning the SME is an easy target. Consider the case of a North Carolina SME fuel distributor that lost $800 million in 2013 to unauthorized Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) transfers after its systems were hacked.