20% Of Canadian Businesses Fell Victim to Cybercriminals Last Year

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Nearly 20 per cent of Canadian businesses were attacked by cybercriminals in the past 12 months. The survey was done by  CDW Canada, a leading provider of technology solutions for Canadian organizations in the public and private sectors.

The survey asked if respondents had experienced security breaches in the past year and what their primary concerns around security were. Thirty-eight per cent said they treated cybercrime as a major concern within their organization. In addition, 32 percent cited lack of employee training for security breaches.

Organizations’ primary security concern was data theft, cited by 34 per cent of respondents, followed by information on personal and mobile devices at 25 per cent.

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“IT security is clearly a major issue for Canadian organizations,” said CDW Canada’s Daniel Reio. “A large number of companies have experienced cyberattacks in the past year and as firms become more mobile, they increase the number of devices and data validation points they need to manage, heightening their risks. With the help of our technical experts and the products and services we offer, CDW Canada is well positioned to help organizations identify their gaps and ensure their IT infrastructure and important corporate information are secure.”

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Joseph Czikk

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