The following is a compilation of our most recent security news, research and expert advice for SMB IT managers.
A trio of surveys recently produced some interesting results over the last couple of months. According to one survey, SMBs will spend 23% more on security in 2006 than in 2005. Another focused on the Web behavior of the sexes and how they differ in response to security scares.
- SMB spending snapshot: Security
SearchSMB.com | 28 Jun 2006
This survey points to double-digit increases in security spending for the foreseeable future, as small and medium-sized businesses grow increasingly reliant on IT.
- Survey: Women more likely to download spyware
SearchSecurity.com | 16 May 2006
Women may download spyware more often, but men are more likely to surf risky Web sites on company time, according to new survey results.
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- Authentication points: SMB Buying Decisions
SearchSMB.com | 05 Jul 2006
Strong authentication products for small and midsized businesses are popping up in the market. Now there's really no excuse for lax security.
- Security VARs -- Buyer beware
SearchSMB.com | 15 Jun 2006
A value-added reseller is not a security panacea, but according to security specialist Mike Rothman, it has its advantages.
- 100% security just an illusion
SearchCIO.com | 15 Jun 2006
When it comes to buying and implementing security systems, it's all about determining your risk level. Even then, CIOs have to surrender the notion they can prevent all threats.
- Symantec flaws are wake-up call for CIOs
SearchSMB.com | 31 May 2006
The disclosure last Spring of a major flaw in Symantec's antivirus software is another reminder that organizations need multiple layers of protection, analysts warn.
This was first published in July 2006