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Global Survey Reveals Widespread Concerns of Cyber Attacks and Skepticism about Preparedness

Global Survey Reveals Widespread Concerns of Cyber Attacks and Skepticism about Preparedness

Created: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 15:12
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Cyber Security, Research

The results of a recent survey by the Pew Research Center show that people in multiple countries think it is likely that government data, public infrastructure, and elections will be targeted by future hacks. Opinion is mixed, however, on whether their nations are prepared for such events. The results revealed that in the 26 countries included in the survey, 74% believe it is likely their country’s sensitive national security information would be accessed, 69% think it is likely that public infrastructure would be damaged, and 61% believe elections would be tampered with. Nearly half of respondents (47%) said their country is well prepared to handle a major cyberattack, but an equal share disagrees. This split was also reflected in the by-country results for the U.S., Australia, and Canada. Read the full report for the survey at the Pew Research Center.