Under the new program, RBC business clients will receive discounts on cybersecurity services and programs provided by Kobalt.io and receive round-the-clock support. The collaboration will enable more small and mid-sized businesses to access cybersecurity expertise, and to reduce their risks in a focused, cost-effective way.
For small business owners across Canada, the need to adopt more advanced cybersecurity technologies and practices has become more pressing than ever. A recent poll conducted by RBC found that 44% of Canada’s small business owners surveyed anticipate becoming a victim of cybercrime in the next 12 months, but four in ten admit that they are not knowledgeable about cybersecurity in their industry. Though small and mid-sized firms are often highly targeted by cyber attacks, many struggle with the expertise, manpower, and IT budget needed to manage cyber risks. Unlike larger enterprises, they are underserved when it comes to fast, reliable, and flexible security support.
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Kobalt.io is a rapidly growing company that manages all aspects of cybersecurity programs for small and medium-sized, cloud-native businesses. Our team acts as an extension of our clients, considering their unique limitations and needs and supporting them with services ranging from security program-as-a-service to privacy management and 24×7 monitoring. Ensuring our client’s security and helping drive their business growth are our top priorities.
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