While sipping on my first cup of joe this morning, I ran across an AP article called "Expert: Rural US websites easy targets for hackers". J.E Shannon & Associates agrees with this article. The number one issue that plagues most small towns and businesses is a very tight budget. This leads to hiring employees that do not know much about website or server security. The other issue is the unfounded fear of outsourcing to companies who are from the larger towns or work off-site. This way of thinking can lead to very disastrous situations where valuable information can be easy pray for hackers (identity theft).