#CyberFLASH: Canadian security pros lag in cyber threat awareness, says Trustwave

typing-image-genericWithin the past two years a Canadian organization quietly had to pay millions of dollars in fines to credit card companies after a data breach.

Few know that, which may be the reason why most Canadian IT pros don’t see the danger of their organization suffering a data breach, according to a Trustwave survey of 1,000 of them in United States, the U.K. and Canada.

Sixty eight per cent of respondents here think their organization’s customer data is safe from attack, the report shows. Interestingly, the same number in the U.S. think that too, despite the record numbers of intrusions reported last year. On the other hand, UK respondents are even cockier: 80 per cent think their firms are safe from threats.

At the same time Canadian respondents are more worried about intellectual property theft. Only 32 per cent of respondents think their organization’s IP is safe.

“We still seem to be lagging with respect to the level of threat that’s out there,” Brent Davidson, Trustwave Canada’s vice-president of sales, said in an interview.

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