#CyberFLASH: 64% of Canadian CEOs surveyed expressed concern about data security

images-115Cyber security is “strategically important” to three of four Canadian chief executive officers surveyed, while nearly two-thirds identified cyber threats as a concern, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP suggested in a recent report.

PwC released results from the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, launched at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

In a report on the Canadian results – titled Working Within Blurred Boundaries – PwC included figures of “technologies considered strategically important to Canadian CEOs.”

Seventy five per cent of Canadian CEO respondents said cyber security was “strategically important,” 84% identified “mobile technologies for customer engagement” and 59% identified the “Internet of things.”

PwC said it interviewed 1,322 CEOs from 77 countries, including 44 from Canada, during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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