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A cybersecurity guide for Canadian small business owners

In an increasingly digital world, the threat of data breaches and online security issues looms large for Canadian small business owners. A 2023 research study by Mastercard revealed a staggering 600 per cent increase in cybercrime in Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving small businesses increasingly vulnerable. Shockingly, only 16 per cent of Canadian small business owners surveyed by Mastercard felt adequately prepared to handle a cyber attack on their business. This reality underscores the need to equip more small business owners with the tools to make their businesses cybersecure.

Mastercard is committed to empowering you with the necessary tools to bolster your cyber knowledge and help fortify your business’ cybersecurity preparedness. From training courses to their newly developed cybersecurity assessment tool, you can explore Mastercard’s available solutions below!

Mastercard’s Small Business Cybersecurity Resources

  • The Mastercard Trust Centre: Cybercriminals pose a real threat to you and your business. The Mastercard Trust Centre helps you defend your critical assets, business, and reputation through online access to trusted cybersecurity research, education, resources and tools.
  • Cybersecurity Assessment Report: Answer a few simple questions to receive a Cybersecurity Assessment Report from Mastercard, complete with recommendations based on your responses.
  • Cybersecurity Training Course: Hosted by Digital Main Street, this course, presented by Mastercard, is designed to empower small businesses with the tools and knowledge they need to fortify their operations against the growing threat of cybercrime.
  • Cybersecurity 101 Webinar: Watch a recording of the Cybersecurity 101 webinar presented by Mastercard, Digital Main Street, and TABIA. In this webinar, Mastercard experts discussed how they are committed to helping small businesses mitigate the most common cyber risks, challenges, and opportunities businesses face.

Start your small business’ cybersecurity journey with Mastercard today! Get started by visiting the Mastercard Trust Centre.