Survey finds 71 per cent of Canadian organizations impacted by a cyber-attack last year
CIRA survey analyzes the response of Canadian organizations to increase in cyber threats
OTTAWA, Oct. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released its 2019 Cybersecurity Survey Report which provides an overview of the Canadian cybersecurity landscape.
More than 500 individuals with responsibility over IT security decisions at both private and public sector institutions across Canada were surveyed to learn more about how they are coping with the increase in cyber threats.
The full report was released this morning as part of CIRA's Cybersecurity Awareness Month activities.
Now more than ever, Canadians need trust in the internet. We believe that security is the foundation of that trust which is why we have leveraged our experience safeguarding the .CA domain to help Canadian organizations protect themselves and their users.
– Byron Holland, president and CEO, CIRA
While technical solutions are important, the best layer of security for any organization are cyber-aware employees. We are happy to see more organizations embracing cybersecurity awareness training as a critical element of their defense. However, there is more work to be done to ensure the quality and rigor of the training offered keeps pace with the ever-changing world of cybersecurity.
– Jacques Latour, chief security officer, CIRA
It is encouraging to see the increase in awareness of cyber threats but there is still much to do. There is no silver bullet for cybersecurity, it requires constant vigilance, multiple layers, and employee awareness. We are committed to helping Canadian businesses and institutions implement the tools, platforms and processes that are required to protect their networks.
– Dave Chiswell, VP of product development, CIRA
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