In 2012 small businesses globally were making the shift towards cloud-based applications and smart mobile devices, impacting the way they do business. These trends towards greater consumerization of IT and cloud adoption look likely to continue and pick up momentum in 2013.
Our experts here at Trend Micro have looked at these changes through the lens of our SMB customers to predict the security implications these developments bring. The goal is to help smaller businesses understand what these predictions mean for them in terms of threats in the coming year and what they can do to prepare and protect against these threats.
Our new report, 5 Predictions for 2013 and Beyond: What Should SMBs Look Out For? boils our predictions down into areas that SMB customers should specifically focus on and outlines specific steps they can take today to protect themselves against threats this 2013.
While the future is uncertain, our predictions are based on our ongoing, constant monitoring of the threat landscape to help give as much of a view of coming threats as possible. Most importantly, our report includes specific best practices that can help customers protect against these and many other threats in the coming year.
Our CTO Raimund Genes outlined his view of what these developments mean from a security perspective in his Trend Micro Predictions for 2013 and Beyond: Threats to Business, the Digital Lifestyle, and the Cloud.