‘Alarming’ number of businesses hit by hackers in past year: poll

Half of Canadian C-suite executives and nearly a quarter of entrepreneurs say their businesses’ cybersecurity was breached in the past year, according to a new study from accounting, tax and business consulting firm MNP LLP.

Conducted by Ipsos in January and released Monday, the survey of 100 Canadian executives of medium- and large-sized businesses also polled 1,000 small-business owners. While 93 per cent of the combined groups said they felt their companies effectively protected customer data, nearly three in five of those polled “either suspect or know for certain” they were victims of hacking attempts. …

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