In 2016, the eSentire Security Operations Center (SOC) detected almost 5 million attacks across hundreds of primarily small to medium businesses, spanning multiple industries.

Cybercriminals are attracted to easy targets because they are low risk, high reward, and require little effort to execute.

However, available evidence suggests that the majority of opportunistic cyber-attacks against midsized businesses can be prevented by applying basic best practice security principles.

Based on the observed trends in threat activity, the eSentire Threat Intelligence team has come up with actionable recommendations that every midsized company can and should implement to improve its security posture.

Download this infographic to see the most common threat types that affected mid-sized businesses in 2016.