Why small firms mean big business for cybersecurity

May 20, 2015

Small firms, especially in finance, need cybersecurity companies that can provide affordable solutions.

With the disturbing revelation that a hacker may have infiltrated the computer systems of a United Airlines flight and possibly interfered with its navigation, the issue of cybersecurity should take on a new sense of urgency. 

This comes on the heels of many other recent high profile breaches. Hackers stole the credit card information of 70 million customers from retail giant Target in 2013 and 56 million from Home Depot in 2014; this year, health insurer Anthem announced that cyber thieves swiped 80 million social security numbers from its computers; and last year, online auction site eBay suffered an intrusion that left 145 million user records compromised.

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