Cyber security checklists for small and medium-sized organizations

Words by
Mitchel Chow
August 30, 2022

Cyber security is the protection of data and information systems from cyber-attacks.

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It’s a hot topic these days and it's not hard to see why.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, many organizations have accelerated their digital transformation and moved (at least partially) to a remote workforce. The upside has been operating efficiencies. However, the perimeters of Canada’s organizations have changed drastically, thereby increasing risk profiles.

Cyber security is a serious issue for small businesses, as they often do not have the budget to invest in cybersecurity measures. Regardless of size, every business should take steps to protect themselves against cyber-attacks.

It's important to know how to identify the potential risks your business might face and be aware of what you can do to minimize the risks.

A simple way to start improving cyber security

We speak with countless business owners, juggling sales to operations to managing people.

Cyber security is an area that is sometimes neglected. However, it is becoming a pressing issue.

That's why we’ve developed two checklists for SMEs to help you examine your organization’s cyber security practices. One for business owners, and another one for IT leaders.

These checklists were compiled from best practices and guidance from the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.

Mitchel Chow
Business Technology Analyst

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