Network security a big issue for SMBs with limited resources

07 Oct 2009

INFOExecutive, By Maria Cootauco

We all know not to fall for the e-mail from the Nigerian prince with the $2 million he needs to transfer, but with malware cropping up on legitimate Web sites like the New York Times and CBS, users can never be sure when their computers are susceptible to an attack.

“Ten years ago, it was hackers getting through my firewall,” said Peter Beardmore, senior product marketing manager for Kaspersky Lab, a Woburn, MA-headquartered computer security software company. “Now as we become much more connected … the real issue has become: do you have the protection that addresses the pervasive threats that are out there today?”