New study on cybersecurity calls for increased awareness and protection for Canadian companies

Findings in a study done by the Ponemon Institute show deficiencies and disconnects in companies’ security systems

According to a new study done by Ponemon Institute, 60 percent of Canadian companies do not believe they are equipped to fight cyber attacks and data theft. After surveying 236 different IT security practitioners in Canada, the study, “Exposing the Cybersecurity Cracks: Canada,” uncovers deficiencies and disconnects in these organization’s security systems.

The problem is rooted in the deficient cybersecurity systems. Organizations simply lack the proper security to prevent online breaches and theft of confidential information. The study shows while 56 percent of Canadian respondents do not believe they can stop advanced online attacks, 59 percent do not think they can prevent the theft of confidential data. Meanwhile, cybersecurity professionals are struggling to keep up with fast pace of high profile-attacks and threats.

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Jessica Liu

Jessica Liu is a sophomore at Haverford College, where she is majoring in political science. At InsideCounsel, she reports on news for the Women, Influence,...

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