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Nearly half of small businesses have experienced random cyberattacks in the past year

Newswire.ca - Thu Dec 8, 2022

CFIB launches a new education program to help business owners improve their cybersecurity

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2022 /CNW/ - Nearly half of small businesses (45%) have experienced a random cyberattack in the past year, and 27% experienced a targeted attack, finds a new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). To help businesses protect themselves, CFIB is launching its Cybersecurity Academy, an online education program to train business owners and their employees on how to improve cybersecurity in their business. The training, developed in partnership with Mastercard and their cybersecurity specialists, includes topics such as preventing ransomware and cyberattacks, recognizing fraud, and identifying and preventing social engineering.

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