Ten IT Infrastructure and Security Trends for 2012 - Slide 8

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Symantec’s November Intelligence Report shows that targeted attacks became more prevalent in 2011. Large enterprises, with more than 2,500 employees, received the greatest number of attacks, with 36.7 targeted attacks being blocked each day during 2011. By contrast, small- to medium-sized businesses, with less than 250 employees, had 11.6 targeted attacks blocked daily during the same period. The increasing number of targeted attacks is being driven at least in part by competitive advantage as companies exploit digital espionage to acquire sensitive, proprietary data from competitors. Symantec expects this trend to continue in 2012.

For many, 2011 will be recalled as the year of the data breach as companies of all sizes made headlines for losing valuable data. Small businesses were no exception as cyber criminals found SMBs as a new favorite target. Looking forward, the threat landscape won’t be getting any better but Symantec foresees 2012 as a year of action for businesses where they’ll start taking tangible steps to protect their businesses from the threats they face.

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