Ransomware: Why do hackers target SMBs?

Ransomware - why do hackers target SMBs? Hackers target SMBs with their Ransomware campaigns because, very often, they rely on a 'human being'. Rather than trying to break through layers and layers of security technology that most larger enterprises have, if they can get someone to click on a link or open an attachment that contains malware, it's very often "job done".
 

To see more about the important role that people play in defeating Ransomware, take a look at this 'Anatomy of an Attack' video:

 

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Carolina Marino Sargeant

Carolina joined Cisco in 2015 and has since been deeply immersed in the fastest growing area of the business: Security. She has been working in the tech industry since 2010. Graduated as a journalist in 2005, she is a curious person (or nosey, depending on your point of view). She loves telling (and listening to) a good story, so naturally she is helping Cisco shape its security narrative.

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