The Cybersecurity in the City: Ranking America’s Most Insecure Metros report emphasizes just how expansive both the vulnerability and threat landscapes have gotten in the U.S..
NEW YORK (PRWEB) May 22, 2018
Coronet, an award-winning cloud security company, today announced the release of Cybersecurity in the City: Ranking America’s Most Insecure Metros, which identifies Las Vegas, Memphis and Charlotte as America’s most cyber insecure cities. This comprehensive report, which was developed to help the mid-market and small businesses better comprehend cyber risk, is the result of mass amounts of data collected by Coronet’s SecureCloud platform and analyzed by Coronet Threat Intelligence, the company’s proprietary data aggregator and analysis engine.
America’s Most Insecure Metros
10. Tampa – St. Petersburg
9. Orlando – Daytona Beach
8. West Palm Beach – Ft. Pierce
1. Las Vegas
America’s Least Vulnerable Metros
5. St. Louis
4. Seattle - Tacoma
3. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News
2. Greensboro – Winston Salem
“The Cybersecurity in the City: Ranking America’s Most Insecure Metros report emphasizes just how expansive both the vulnerability and threat landscapes have gotten in the U.S.,” said Guy Moskowitz, founder & CEO, Coronet. “While big companies may have the budgets, personnel and resources to protect their assets reasonably well, mid-market and small businesses are mostly left to fend for themselves. This is both unfortunate and a recipe for disaster.”
The Methodology Behind Finding America’s Most Cyber Insecure Cities
From December 2017 – April 2018, Coronet analyzed an enormous set of data comprised of both access and service threats. The data originated from Wi-Fi and cellular networks, devices spanning all operating systems and public network infrastructure. Additional vulnerabilities that could be used by adversaries to gain access to cloud data, steal data or damage it was also included in the examination. The data was aggregated and evaluated based on potential damage that can be caused by attackers and existing vulnerabilities in the 55 most populated DMAs, which together accounts for almost 70 percent of the entire U.S. population. The ranked results have been aggregated into regions which closely resemble Nielsen DMAs.
For each region, Coronet combined and standardized the device vulnerability score with the infrastructure vulnerability score to obtain an overall Threat Index score. Using a risk range of 0-10 (the higher the score, the higher the risk), Coronet was able to identify the vulnerability level of both endpoint devices and infrastructure in the region. The combination of the two elements resulted the risk level of a user while accessing data on the cloud, or by logging in to various sites. The final Threat Index score also takes into account the probability of a user connecting to risky Wi-Fi networks and the individual risk in specific infrastructure. An acceptable level of risk is indicated by a score of 6.5 or less.
The complete rankings for all 55 metros, as well as insights into how our findings negatively impact mid-market and small business risk, are available within the report. To download Cybersecurity in the City: Ranking America’s Most Insecure Metros for free, visit http://www.coro.net/threatcity and follow the conversation on social media using the #ThreatCity18.
Free Coronet SecureCloud for Mid-Market & Small Businesses
Beginning this month, Coronet is offering its award-winning cloud security platform to mid-market for free. Now, mid-sized companies can benefit from the same enterprise grade security that is available to large companies and begin to protect their cloud-assets from unauthorized access, data theft and malware spread. The SecureCloud platform provides continuous, real-time visibility, control and remediation, ensuring that corporate data is used only by trusted users, using trusted devices, connecting through trusted networks to trusted cloud services. There is no integration or customization required, and no need for containers, proxies or any other tools that limit users, impact their experience or slow down productivity. To sign up and get started with SecureCloud, visit http://www.coro.net/signup.
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Coronet is an award-winning, privately-held leader in cloud security. Based in Tel Aviv, CORONET enables organizations to fully secure all BYOD, SaaS and cloud services without any integration or customization, containers or proxies, or other tools that limit users, impact their experience, or inhibit productivity. Requiring zero operator involvement, Coronet’s patented SecureCloud Platform continuously identifies risks and threats to ensure that only trusted users, using trusted devices, connecting through trusted networks to trusted cloud services can access corporate data. Based on those risks, the platform automatically controls applications users can use, activities users can perform, and data they can access. Coronet has offices in New York, Boston, North Carolina and Frankfurt, Germany. Interested parties can visit http://www.coro.net to obtain more information.