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I Run a Small Business, Can Malware Affect Me?
Malicious software, or malware as it is more commonly known, is the single biggest security risk affecting computer users today, continuing to worsen as global internet access increases. According to studies, 20 per cent of all malware ever created appeared in 2013, with 30 million new malicious strains in circulation. Almost 79 per cent of these were Trojans, perhaps the most dangerous malware of all.
While many of the most high profile malware security breaches have affected major organisations, the truth is that malware has no boundaries – it targets anyone, anywhere. As a small business, you are as much at risk of malware as anybody else is. In fact, recently, with the ransomware (a form of malware) CrytoLocker, small businesses seem to have been the number one target, with as many as 25 million systems infected and a large number of people paying $300 for a code to unlock maliciously encrypted files.
As long as your business is connected to the internet, it will always be a target of hackers. Therefore, it is essential that you have Cloud Web Security in place to ensure your protection. Cloud Web Security employs a powerful malware engine that is able to detect and eliminate threats at cloud level. In addition to this, the software is designed to protect against phishing, spyware and other viruses to maintain the integrity of your business.