Are you cyber savvy at work?

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We all have a role to play in being cyber safe at work.

According to Insurance Bureau of Canada’s new Cyber Savvy Report Card, there is room for improvement among Canadian employees at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and their employers.1

72% of respondents reported at least one behaviour that could potentially compromise their employer’s cyber security or data.

30% of surveyed employees don’t believe cyber criminals would target them at work and 28% of respondents say their employer is solely responsible for protecting their workplace from cyber threats.

Only 34% of respondents report that their employers provide mandatory cyber security awareness training.

Did you know? In 2021, the average total cost of a data breach to Canadian organizations was an estimated $7.3 million.

(Source: IBM, Cost of a Data Breach Report 2022)


Cyber Savvy Report Card

Insurance Bureau of Canada recently conducted research on employees’ actions and knowledge about cyber risk and cyber security at work.1 Learn more about what we found out.

Media Release

Report Card


Only 34% of small and medium-sized business employees report receiving mandatory cyber security awareness training

The Wellington Advertiser
 - News
 - October 12, 2022

Scam texts and emails on the rise

Calgary CityNews
 - Henna Saeed

Only 1/3 small, medium-sized Canadian businesses get mandatory cybersecurity training: survey

 - Bradly Shankar

Who is putting your client’s company at risk for a cyber scam?

Canadian Underwriter
 - Alyssa DiSabatino


Get Cyber Safe
Simple steps you can take to reduce cyber risk.
Phishing: don’t get reeled in
Learn more about the most common cyber threat.
Have you been a victim of cybercrime?
Information from the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and the RCMP on how to report cybercrime.
Protect Your Business
Steps you can take to help protect your organization’s networks and information from cyber threat.


The Cyber Savvy Challenge website was created by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) to help increase Canadians’ cyber awareness and educate on the simple steps we can all take to reduce our cyber risk at work.

IBC is the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, auto and business insurers. Our member companies make up the majority of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians and to educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.

Are you a business owner? IBC is here to help.

Additional in-depth information to help protect your business from cyber threats is available through the government and third-party resources below: