Threat Brief: Businesses in these 10 US cities are most likely to get hit by cyberattacks

Posted: May 24, 2018 / Author: Dror Liwer

Las Vegas, Memphis, and Charlotte top the list of least cybersecure US cities, according to a report from security firm Coronet. Coronet examined data from more than 1 million endpoints to determine the vulnerability level of devices and infrastructure in each metro area to obtain an overall Threat Index score of 0 to 10. An acceptable risk level falls below 6.5, the report determined, and any higher score represents “unacceptable exposure.”

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in these metro areas are at increasing risk of cyberattacks, as they tend to have fewer cybersecurity resources than large enterprises, according to the report. SMBs have unintentionally increased their level of risk in recent years thanks to the rise of the cloud, BYOD policies, and remote workers, which result in less control over the devices and networks employees use, the report found.

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