Intrusion Prevention And Detection in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises

Young Choi, Regent University
Gregory D. Allison, Regent University


This paper will examine in depth the reluctance of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to implement cybersecurity measures amidst the growing threat of cyberattacks. Small businesses encompass the vast majority of for profit and nonprofit organizations in the world. Due to the growing connectedness of the global economy through the Internet and e-business, the reluctance of SMEs to invest in security measures threatens the very existence of many organizations and their partners. The detection and defense against attacks through intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are two solutions that assist in detecting and deflecting potential breaches of security. An extensive look at how both IDS and IPS can provide meaningful solutions to SMEs through their visibility and control measures (including their unique characteristics, applications, and limitations) will be explored.