Nearly 20 per cent of Canadian Businesses Attacked by Cybercriminals in Past Year

Today CDW Canada unveiled results from a customer survey that found nearly 20 per cent of Canadian businesses were attacked by cybercriminals in the past 12 months.

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 per cent 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.

SEE ALSO: Cyber Crime Costing Global Economy $450 Billion Every Year

"IT security is clearly a major issue for Canadian organizations," says Daniel Reio, Director of Marketing for CDW Canada.

"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."

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