Canadian organizations must prepare for the worst-case scenario
The data from the Cybersecurity Survey shows that despite their concern with the new breed of cyber threats they’re facing, most Canadian organizations are not well prepared to defend themselves against them. Only a few have adequate policies in place to prevent, protect and educate their teams about the nature of these attacks. In fact, only 3 in 10 organizations (32 per cent) reported having an AI policy in place, despite the rise in automated attacks and data breaches. This is especially concerning when we consider the extent to which organizations rely on remote work and cloud computing to conduct their day-to-day operations.
The use of outdated cybersecurity technologies is another troubling finding with over one-third of organizations (37 per cent) reporting that they are still using technology released prior to 2010.
Fortunately, as hackers continue to devise new ways to create havoc, cyber-defense technologies are also getting upgrades from the power of AI. From user and entity behavioural analysis to large dataset graph analysis, cybersecurity teams are harnessing the power of advanced algorithms to spot malicious behaviour amongst the increasing volume of noise.
As an industry leader with a mission to build a trusted internet for Canadians, CIRA helps organizations prepare and protect themselves against threats by offering a suite of enterprise-grade cybersecurity products – made by and for Canadians. These include the CIRA DNS Firewall and CIRA Anycast DNS.
Launching an effective cybersecurity awareness training program is another critical step for protecting your organization from the full range of rapidly evolving cyber threats. To learn more, check out these tips for implementing continuous cybersecurity awareness training.