The Impact of Cybercrime on Canadian Businesses in 2019

Presented by Howard Bilodeau as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity.

About the presentation

This presentation will examine recently-released statistics from the 2019 Canadian Survey of Cyber Security and Cybercrime (CSCSC). This survey, now in its second iteration, was designed to serve the following objectives: to quantify investments by Canadian businesses in cyber security measures, to examine the prevalence of cyber security skills and training in the workplace, to measure the volume of cyber security incidents experienced by businesses, and to understand the costs associated with responding to cyber security incidents.

The CSCSC is a mandatory cross-economy survey conducted by Statistics Canada. The survey sampled over 12,000 Canadian businesses in both 2017 and 2019. Questions on the survey were designed by several Canadian federal government departments with cyber security mandates. As one of the largest surveys on this topic being conducted in the world, this survey is uniquely positioned to identify emerging trends in the attitudes and experiences of businesses in the face of cyber security challenges.

About the speaker

Howard Bilodeau is an economist at Statistics Canada where he focuses on the digital transformation of Canadian businesses. As part of this role, he manages the design and collection of the Canadian Survey of Cyber Security and Cybercrime and the Survey of Digital Technology and Internet Use. He also works with the OECD Working Party on Measurement and Analysis of the Digital Economy to collect comparable data across member countries.