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More than Half of Americans Believe U.S. Ready to Handle Cyberattack

January 17, 2019

Hikvision Tips to Prevent Malware, Cyberattack

Hikvision Tips to Prevent Malware, Cyberattack

 

Security magazine coverage of a survey by the Pew Research Center found that 47 percent of respondents believe their respective country is prepared to respond to a cyberattack, with variations across countries. In the U.S., more than 50 percent of Americans believe the country is ready to handle a major cyberattack.

Exploring respondents' views on the likelihood of a major cyberattack, the survey showed that "most say that an attack where sensitive national security information will be accessed is either very or somewhat likely (or volunteer that this has already happened). A median of 74 percent across the 26 countries hold this view.”

Younger respondents—under 50 years of age—are not as concerned about potential cyber threats as older survey respondents from Western countries. Japan, Australia, and South Korea responded that “their country is not well prepared to handle a major cyberattack,” according to the study.

Click here for more about the survey results.

Hikvision provided insights to protect yourself in the blog “Top Five Tips on How to Prevent Malware, Cyberattacks.”

In the article, Hikvision’s cybersecurity director, Chuck Davis, provides tips such as managing your router to prevent malware: “Earlier this year, the FBI recommended that everyone reboot all home routers and small office routers. In a previous blog on the subject, Davis stated that “rebooting will disable the active malware called “VPNFilter" which has infected hundreds of thousands of routers across the Internet, and it will help the FBI assess the extent of the infection.” While this was an isolated incident in time, it was a good example of why we need to actively manage and patch our routers.”

Click here to read the entire Hikvision list of tips to prevent malware and cyberattacks.

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