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CyberSecure Visual Summary
- Why cyber certification matters
- Globally, cyber attacks increased during the pandemic by 300%.Footnote 1 Attacks are pervasive and damaging to economic and social systems.
- In 2021, 25% of businesses experienced cyber attacks.Footnote 2
- Small and medium-sized businesses (SMOs) are less equipped to handle an attack. 47% of smaller businesses have no plans to invest in cybersecurity.Footnote 3
- In 2021, 41% of small businesses that suffered a cyber attack reported that it cost them at least $100,000, a 4% increase in the number of businesses from 2019. Fewer than half of the businesses surveyed (46%) said they have implemented defences against possible cyber attacks.Footnote 3
- About the program
- CyberSecure Canada is Canada's cyber certification program and a collaboration between Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).
- CyberSecure Canada aims to:
- raise cyber security standards among SMOs;
- increase consumer confidence when conducting business online;
- better position SMOs to compete globally.
- What to do to reduce risk
- Take ISED's eLearning series, designed to educate SMOs about cyber security and prepare them to obtain certification
- Implement CyberSecure Canada security baseline controls
- Get certified with CyberSecure Canada.
- Programs such as the Canadian Digital Adoption Program offer financial assistance for certification
- Contact us for information about other program supports – Cyber Secure Canada / Cyber Sécuritaire Canada (IC), email@example.com