As of January 2020, the estimated cost of cybercrime in Canada, including both individuals and businesses, was $3 billion. The corporate cybersecurity landscape changed significantly after that due to the pandemic. Before March 2020, much of the existing digital security infrastructure was designed to work either in or from a company’s physical offices. Only some key employees were given secure remote access through VPNs or other means.
All of that changed in March 2020, when many businesses had to adopt teleworking. As of November 2020, 64.9% of Canada’s workforce was working remotely, according to Statistics Canada. This trend is due to continue, with Canadian businesses reporting an increased willingness to let their employees work from home once the pandemic is well under control.
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- What are the increased risks in the Canadian cybersecurity landscape?
- What Canadian regulatory changes are coming for data privacy laws in 2021?
- What is the role of the board in cybersecurity planning and execution?