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CDW survey reveals 20% of firms polled hit by cyber attacks

July 11, 2014  

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CDW Canada, a provider of technology offerings for Canadian organizations in the public and private sectors, has unveiled results of a customer survey that found nearly 20% of Canadian businesses were attacked by cybercriminals in the past 12 months.

The survey asked if respondents had experienced security breaches in the past year and what their primary concerns around security were.

Upwards of 38% said they treated cybercrime as a major concern within their organization. In addition, 32% cited lack of employee training for security breaches.

Organizations’ primary security concern was data theft, cited by 34% of respondents, followed by information on personal and mobile devices at 25%.

“IT security is clearly a major issue for Canadian organizations,” said Daniel Reio, director of marketing for CDW Canada. “A large number of companies have experienced cyber attacks in the past year and as firms become more mobile, they increase the number of devices and data validation points they need to manage, heightening their risks.”

CDW Canada’s survey was conducted at its annual Business Technology Expo (BTEX) customer event. Further information is available at

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