If you’re like most small or medium businesses in Canada, the Internet is an indispensable tool to succeed in today’s digital economy. Getting online allows you to reach new customers and grow your business. And even if you don’t have a website — or a social media account — you probably depend on the Internet for everyday business operations like banking, payroll or ordering supplies. However, being online requires being safe and secure. As a small or medium business, it’s easy to think that you are too small to warrant the attention of cyber criminals. In fact, cyber criminals are now actively targeting smaller businesses because they believe their computers are vulnerable. Cyber security is a shared responsibility and, depending on how your business is structured, there are likely other people — co-owners, managers or employees — who should also be familiar with the information you’ll find in this guide. You do not need to be an expert to be cyber safe. But you certainly owe it to yourself and your customers to make cyber security a priority. Working with other business owners and partners across industry and government is a great way to ensure a more cyber safe future for everyone.