Why cyber certification matters – Visual summary

infographics : Cybersecure summary detailing the Cyber certification program (the long description is located below the image)
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CyberSecure Visual Summary

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. What to do to reduce risk