From Insider, today:
‘New research has found that Scotland’s SMEs are the least likely targets for fraud compared to anywhere else in the UK, with 31 per cent of those surveyed saying they had been targeted, compared to the national average of 44 per cent. The figures from Barclays, part of a UK-wide survey, reveal that online fraud has resulted in the loss of more than 50,000 British jobs to date as SMEs had to make redundancies to recover costs.’
I’ll leave it to readers to suggest reasons for this other than inherited ca’ cannyism.
Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CA’ CANNY, v.phr. To proceed warily, to be moderate. Gen.Sc. Also as adj.phr., gen. with policy; now in gen. use in Eng. and Western America as applied to the trade-union policy of limiting output; and as n.phrs.: ca’-cannyism, ca’ cannyness, moderation, caution, “ca’ canny” policy.