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Cyber Security Awareness Month Week 1: Taking Stock

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    Cyber Security Awareness Month
    Week 1 : Taking Stock


    MOVE OVER, DOGS — DEVICES ARE OUR NEW BEST FRIENDS

    And like a best friend, they play a huge role in making our lives better — one so big, it’s hard to imagine what we’d do without them. So big, we can sometimes lose track of all the connected devices we have.

    This week, we’re taking stock of all the devices Canadians love and appreciate. We encourage you to take a look around and see if any of your devices could use some extra care, too.

    CANADIANS LOVE THE INTERNET.

    91% of Canadians aged 15+ use the Internet Note i

    73% of Canadians spend at least 3-4 hours online per day Note ii

    WE’RE ESPECIALLY BIG FANS OF THE DEVICES THAT KEEP US CONNECTED.

    89% of Canadians own a smartphone Note iii

    85% of Canadians own a computer Note iii

    42% of Canadians own a gaming console Note iii

    41% of Canadians own a smart TV Note i

    19% of Canadians own a smart speaker Note iv

    1 IN 5 CANADIANS DON’T GO MORE THAN 8 HOURS WITHOUT THEIR DEVICES. Note ii

    AND WHY WOULDN’T WE BE? OUR DEVICES ARE THERE FOR US FOR PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.

    HOW CANADIANS SPEND TIME ONLINE Note ii
    SENDING EMAILS (90%)
    BANKING (71%)
    USING SOCIAL MEDIA (60%)
    CHECKING THE NEWS (58%)
    SHOPPING (50%)
    INSTANT MESSAGING (47%)
    WATCHING TV AND MOVIES (40%)

    THAT’S WHY WE SHOULD BE THERE FOR OUR DEVICES, TOO.
    WHETHER WE REALIZE IT OR NOT, CONNECTED DEVICES ARE ALL AROUND US

    PHONES / COMPUTERS
    TABLETS / SMART TVS
    BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS AND HEADPHONES / SMART APPLIANCES
    VOICE-CONTROLLED DEVICES
    SMART SECURITY AND HVAC SYSTEMS / ROUTERS
    GAME CONSOLES
    WEARABLE DEVICES

    TAKE SIMPLE STEPS TO SHOW THEM YOU CARE:
    KEEP THEM UPDATED
    KEEP THEM PROTECTED
    KEEP THEM SECURE

    GET TIPS ON HOW TO APPRECIATE YOUR DEVICES AT GETCYBERSAFE.CA

    Footnotes

    1. i

      Canadian Internet Use Survey, Statistics Canada, 2019

    2. ii

      Canada’s Internet Factbook, Canadian Internet Registration Authority, 2019

    3. iii

      Digital 2020: Canada, Kepios, We Are Social, Hootsuite Inc., 2020

    4. iv

      Canadian Media Usage Study, PHD Canada, 2019

       

       

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