2022 CDW SECURITY STUDY

Download our 2022 Security Study to explore the state of IT security and top cybersecurity challenges facing Canadian organizations today

As the cybersecurity threat landscape evolves and cyberattacks increase in frequency, sophistication and severity, IT departments are stretched thin. Maintaining security tools and technologies is a full-time job and proper cyber hygiene is critical to ensure business continuity.

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2022 CDW SECURITY STUDY

Advancing the Maturity of Canadian Organizations

Since the emergence of the pandemic there has been a rise in remote work, which caused many organizations across Canada to rapidly adopt cloud to maintain business operations. This has further complicated the threat landscape. As the attack surface grows, organizations are becoming over-exposed to bad actors and cybercrime continues to evolve into a well-connected and organized industry. Our IDC Canada cross-industry study analyzes the state of cybersecurity in Canada, revealing that the backup and recovery strategies of organizations are falling short.  

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90% of organizations reported they were victims of a cyberattack in the past year.

THE CDW STRATEGY

Advance your organization's security

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Pause and assess

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Rethink security with zero-trust

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Embrace cloud for cybersecurity

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Restore trust in your backups

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Create a culture of security ownership

THE CDW STRATEGY

Advance your organization's security

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Prepare for anything that may emerge

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Defend against disruptions methodologically

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Respond without panic

Our team believes that when it comes to building a strong cybersecurity strategy, one should leave no stone unturned. We have developed a full appreciation of how an organization can adequately prepare, defend and respond to today’s threat landscape.

The best approach is to follow the study guidelines that centre on the technologies and processes proven to get industry-best results for different situations, and have the right skills and talents in your corner to analyze, advise and deploy these technologies.

Clients who take the time to understand the magnitude of the threat to their business appreciate the challenges ahead. Tackling the forces aligned against organizations is a collaborative effort that should strengthen security posture significantly.

Creating a positive cyberculture is good for business.

Senior leaders need to create a culture where security best practices are ingrained in the organization.

 

Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem

Leadership outside of IT needs to understand cyber risks and their impact to determine the optimum level of protection, including investment and resources.

Prioritize data protection

Everyone in an organization needs to understand how to identify red flags such as suspicious emails, how to keep company data safe and how to create and manage strong passwords.

Conduct quarterly security awareness training

Organizations that do quarterly security awareness training experience fewer incidents or successful attacks than organizations with any other training frequency.

Adopt a cybersecurity-infused culture

Canadian organizations that have adopted a cybersecurity-infused culture report a better overall security posture.

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To learn more about the state of cybersecurity in Canada and how you can advance your organization’s security strategy, download our report.