About the respondents
500 Canadian small and medium businesses were surveyed.
67% do business solely in Canada.
100% of respondents make cybersecurity decisions.
Technologies deployed suggest an advanced group
30% of respondents have an e-commerce platform.
57% of respondents use cloud computing and storage.
61% of respondents have internet-connected devices.
Cyber threat experience
40% have experienced a cyberattack in the last 12 months.
1 in 10 had more than 20 attacks last year.
Cyber threat response
2 in 3 respondents outsource some or all of their cybersecurity.
28% of respondents expect to add cybersecurity staff in the next year.
87% of respondents have an IT manager whose primary responsibility is cybersecurity.
Cyber threat surprises
78% of respondents were confident in their level of cyber threat preparedness.
3 out of 4 were still concerned about damage from future attacks.
37% didn't have anti-malware protection installed.
71% didn't have a formal patching policy.
Canadian policy changes
Upcoming changes to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) will fundementally change the cybersecurity landscape in Canada.
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