Trend Micro and Ponemon have produced a new Cyber Risk Index (CRI) which gives insight to the risk of breaches for a number of different sized companies. To collate this material, Trend Micro and Ponemon surveyed over 1,000 IT professionals in the United States.
To create the report, the CRI was calculated by reviewing a company’s Cyber Preparedness Index and Cyber Threat Index, which revealed that larger businesses are at a higher risk of a breach.
“Small and medium sized businesses tend to not be of as much interest to the cybercriminal as many hackers are going after the bigger fish in the pond,” said Indi Siriniwasa, Vice President of Trend Micro, Sub-Saharan Africa.
“Larger enterprises are targeted more often, even though they may be the ones with a bigger budget for security.
“Trend Micro on Ponemon are planning these surveys every six months and we are keen to see what changes will be taking place as time goes on.
“Hopefully, there will be a steady improvement across the board. Threats are ever present, and they target businesses of every size. When it comes to security, it’s important to know where to begin to make changes – and the CRI gives them the opportunity to do that.”