Recent stories about the many hacking attacks which have affected major retailers and other companies show that taking IT security seriously is an important consideration for all businesses.
Most small and medium businesses (SMBs) think that they are not to be too concerned about these issues as the hackers are only going to go after the big boys where there are lots of accounts to capture. The problem with this thinking is that while we hear mostly about the big accounts that are attacked the same tools, capabilities and potential for damage can easily be focused on smaller enterprises.
IT World Canada recently published a wake up for all retailers and focuses their comments on Canadian retailers especially. The articles sites examples where Canadian companies have been hacked and vulnerabilities have been found when their systems are examined. Luckily in most cases sensitive data has not been compromised but it could have been. Many of these security breaches do not become public since they do not involve loss of public data however this in itself may help lead to organizations assuming that all is ok.
Unfortunately, building a secure firewall, using top security tools on a network may not be enough. read more here