Las Vegas Deemed Most Cyber Vulnerable City in U.S., According to Coronet Report

Businesses in Las Vegas, Memphis and Charlotte are most likely to be hit by cyberattacks, according to a report from security firm Coronet.

The report lists the 10 most cyber vulnerable U.S. cities, based on the vulnerability of devices and infrastructure in each metro area. Coronet examined over one million endpoints to obtain an overall Threat Index Score ranging from 0-10, with a score of below 6.5 coming in as an acceptable level of risk.

Las Vegas topped the list with a Threat Index Score of 10, with Memphis and Charlotte close behind, with a score of 9.8. According to the report, users in Vegas have a 43 percent chance of connecting to either medium- or high-risk networks. The report suggested that, as a logistics hub, Memphis may be particularly vulnerable to attacks, as cyber attacks on the supply chain have risen by 200 percent in recent years

Houston, Providence and Birmingham were fourth, fifth and sixth on the list, all with scores of nine or above. The rest of the list was made up of Florida cities, with Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Tampa all featuring as part of the most cyber vulnerable cities.

Of the 55 cities surveyed by Coronet, the least vulnerable was found to be the Richmond-Petersburg area in Virginia with a threat index of just 5.8.

Read the full report here

 

 

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