Top SMB Security Worries: Intellectual Property, Mobile

    Date12 Jan 2012
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByAlex
    The more things change, the more they stay the same. That pretty much sums up the information security landscape for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in the year ahead, according to the head of Blue Coat Security's research lab. The security world is indeed ever-changing. Blue Coat, for example, shifted its protection approach in 2011 away from the point of attack to the underlying networks that enable and distribute malware and other threats. In the process, the company hopes to better identify threats before they unfold--Blue Coat likens it to the "pre-crime" conceit in Minority Report. Yet Chris Larsen, Blue Coat's head researcher, acknowledges many smaller companies don't have the resources to devote to sifting through traffic logs and similar methods. That doesn't mean SMBs are helpless. In an interview, Larsen detailed his priority concerns for SMBs to keep top of mind in 2012--and some of them should sound familiar by now.
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