The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released its 2018 CIRA Cybersecurity Survey which provides an overview of the Canadian cybersecurity landscape.
In partnership with CIRA’s technology partner, Akamai Technologies, the full report was released this morning to coincide with Small Business Week in Canada.
- 40 per cent of respondents experienced a cyberattack in the last 12 months. One in ten experienced 20 or more attacks.
- Among larger businesses with 250-499 employees, the number who experienced an attack increases to 66 per cent
- 67 per cent of respondents outsource at least part of the cybersecurity footprint to external vendors.
- While 59 per cent of respondents said they stored personal information from customers, 38 per cent said they were unfamiliar with PIPEDA.
- One-third of respondents indicated that the most significant impact of a cyberattack is the time and resources required to respond to the incident.
- 88 per cent of respondents were concerned with the prospect of future cyberattacks, which resulted in 28 per cent suggesting they would add cybersecurity staff in the next year
- Although 78 per cent were confident in their level of cyber threat preparedness, 37 per cent didn’t have anti-malware protection installed and a shocking 71 per cent did not have a formal patching policy – exposing these organizations to massive security holes
- Only 54 per cent of small businesses provide cybersecurity training for their employees even though the most common form of malware seen by our respondents, phishing attacks (42 per cent), directly exploit employees as a point of weakness
Read the full report: https://cira.ca/2018-cybersecurity-survey-report