in this contributed CSO article, Jeff Shilling makes a number of valid observations around the cybersecurity challenges faced by many midsize enterprises.
As evidenced by the growing number of breaches, it becomes apparent that security isn't something just a concern for large companies. Indeed, many midsize or small companies will hold similar sensitive data as larger companies.
Cloud services has made it even easier for smaller companies to gather and store data - but without a security strategy in place, it can be easy for companies to become just another breach statistic.
Cyber security need not involve expensive investments and dozens of separate products to manage, but rather should be build on a solid strategy to cover the fundamentals.
Remember, in the eyes of attackers, bigger may not be better. Bigger businesses often have stronger security programs, larger budgets and more staff, making them less attractive targets for attackers than mid-market companies. By being aware of the intersection of business and technical risks and using that knowledge to shape strategy, leaders at mid-market companies can put themselves in better position to mitigate threats that can disrupt operations.