Reset

UK Cyber Survey Finds Only 15 Percent of Respondents Know How to Protect Themselves from Security Concerns Online

May 13, 2019

Hikvision UK Cyber security blog

Hikvision Helps Employees and Partners Identify Examples of Phishing, Reduce Security Concerns

 

A new U.K. Cyber Survey found that only 15 percent of respondents know how to protect themselves from security concerns online, according to an article by Security magazine.

Conducted by the U.K.’s National Cybersecurity Center, the survey interviewed more than 1,300 people over the age of 16 about their attitudes toward and awareness of cybersecurity.

From the article: “Prevalence of always/often taking protective behaviors ranges from 21 percent saving passwords using a password manager, to 75 percent who use password, passcode or PIN to unlock devices.” The primary security concern is “protecting privacy and avoiding money being stolen (52 percent and 51 percent respectively, thinking about these ‘a lot’ when online).”

Findings also include the following:

  • 46 percent feel information about staying secure online is confusing.
  • 70 percent of respondents believe they will be a cybercrime victim within the next two years.
  • 34 percent rely on friends and family to help with cybersecurity.

Read the entire article here.

For ways to reduce security concerns and online risks, read the Hikvision blog, “SecurityInfoWatch.com on Changing Cybersecurity Mindset to Reduce Security Concerns, Breach.”

By downloading and using software and other materials available via this website, you agree to be legally bound by HIKVISION General Terms of Use . If you don’t agree to these terms, you may not download or use any of those materials.

If you are agreeing on behalf of your company, you represent and warrant that you have legal authority to bind your company to the General Terms of Use above. Also you represent and warrant that you are of the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside (at least 18 years of age in many countries).