INDIANAPOLIS - A New York-based cybersecurity firm claims Indianapolis is the ninth most vulnerable city in the U.S. for small and midsize business data security, a three-spot decline from 2018.

Coronet bases its pronouncement on a year’s worth of research, analyzing network, device, cloud app and email threats in the top 50 metro areas in the U.S.

The cybersecurity company says it researched 24 million networks, 320,000 software-as-a-service (SaaS) accounts, such as Dropbox and Slack, and 270,000 Gmail accounts.

Analyzing Indianapolis cybersecurity pitfalls, Coronet says 7% of users access cloud apps from devices with no password, almost 50% higher than the national average.

It says 2% of Hoosiers accessed cloud apps from devices without anti-virus software which Coronet says is three times greater than the national average.

Coronet says Las Vegas is the most vulnerable city, based on the use of public Wi-Fi in hotels, restaurants, and casinos.

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Meanwhile, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce says cyberattacks are the most significant risk factor facing Hoosier businesses today.

To help companies protect themselves, the chamber is hosting its 2020 Business Technology Summit next month.

“This program is for anyone who has a role regarding personal or confidential data – whether it’s customer, student or employee information, or trade secrets or proprietary material,” said Kerri Begley, Indiana Chamber vice president of business education and events. “Are you utilizing the best technology available to protect all those interests and more importantly, are you using it safely?”

The chamber says presenters will share tips and strategies on how to maintain a secure environment for databases and client information.

Click here to learn more about the summit.