UPDATE: In a “ripped from the headlines” moment, we have real world confirmation of the growing risk discussed in this article. Breaking news over the weekend revealed that both the city of New Orleans and New Jersey’s largest hospital network are in the midst of dealing with serious ransomware attacks.
When you hear about data breaches and cyberattacks in the news, it’s usually in connection with a large company and has affected users across the globe. But that gives the impression that hackers only target huge enterprises when planning their next attack. The truth is just the opposite.
Because small organizations, like city and town governments, are forced to work with tight IT budgets but still need to comply with all rules and regulations, they often can’t afford to hire cybersecurity experts or invest in expensive software solutions. Hackers know this and focus their…