The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released its 2020 Cybersecurity Report, which details how the cybersecurity landscape has shifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Annual CIRA Cybersecurity Report details struggles faced by organizations during pandemic
OTTAWA – October 6, 2020 – Today, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released its 2020 Cybersecurity Report, which details how the cybersecurity landscape has shifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 500 Canadian IT security decision-makers were surveyed to learn more about how they are coping with the increase in cyber-threats.
The report’s release this morning coincides with CIRA’s participation in MapleSEC—Canada’s newest, most hands-on cybersecurity conference.
Read the full report: https://www.cira.ca/cybersecurity-report-2020
- One-third of respondents said their organization was targeted with a COVID-19 related cyber-attack (i.e. fake contact tracing app, COVID-19 test results phish, etc.).
- About three in 10 organizations report a spike in attacks since the pandemic started.
- Just over half of organizations have implemented new cybersecurity protections in response to COVID-19.
- One-quarter of organizations experienced a breach of customer and/or employee data in the last year. Another 38% don’t know if they did or not.
- Organizations are less likely to inform a regulatory body of a data breach, with only 36% doing so in 2020 compared to 58% in 2019.
- Fewer organizations expect to increase human resources dedicated to cybersecurity in the next 12 months, with one-third planning to do so, down from 45% in 2019.
- Seven in 10 surveyed are concerned with data flow through countries other than Canada.
- One-third of respondents said they used personal devices for work purposes.