The State of SMB Cybersecurity in Canada 2017
The reality is that SMBs handle the same types of sensitive data that cybercriminals target in larger organizations. SMBs aren’t immune to cyberattacks – and far from it. Smaller businesses are often targeted as a way to get inside big businesses. Forbes reports that cyberattacks are costing businesses $400– $500 billion a year, and that does not include the majority of cyberattacks, most of which are not reported. There is a day to day business of cybercrime, of ransomware campaigns, of harvesting information by infecting machines. It is a very well developed business. And as your small business grows, it exposes itself to a wider audience and at the same time, naturally increases its attack surfaces.