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Posted by: | on February 10, 2018
Source: National Cyber Security News
Canadian companies face almost constant cyber security threats, resulting in a rising number of incidents where sensitive data is stolen, according to the findings of a new study from Scalar Decisions Inc. of more than 420 Canadian IT and security workers.
Released today, the 2018 Scalar Security Study (commissioned by Scalar and conducted independently by IDC Canada) showed that Canadian organizations are attacked in varying degrees of severity more than 450 times per year, with 87% suffering at least one successful breach. Almost half (46%) are not confident in their ability to defend against attacks.
“As cyber security breaches become the new normal, organizations can’t be complacent. Many companies are still reporting gaps in their defences despite hiring full-time security staff, which may point to a deficit in the availability of highly skilled IT workers,” said Theo Van Wyk, Chief Security Architect, Scalar Decisions. “The rising number of high-impact breaches coincides with the increasing costs of recovery.”
The study, examining the cyber security readiness of Canadian organizations and year-over-year trends in handling and managing growing cyber threats, also found:
- Of the companies that suffered a security breach, 47% had sensitive data stolen.
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