I think we’re all a little too confident in our level of personal security and a little too careless with our personal information. Preston and I want to emphasize the importance of keeping your personal data secure and personal. Don’t allow the bad guys to make an easy mark of you. These survey results are surprising and you should stay vigilant, especially on social networks and on sites where you submit credit card data. Never save the data for later; enter it every time.
When it comes to cybersecurity, Americans are overconfident in their knowledge and skills, a study released today by Blumberg Capital found.
A few interesting highlights from the findings:
- 63% of Americans rate their knowledge of cybersecurity equal to or higher than the likes of Donald Trump
- Shockingly, only a mere 7% of Americans are concerned with keeping their nude or racy photos and videos secure
- Those surveyed find Social Networks and Dating Sites to be the least trustworthy (at 5% each) in keeping customers’ personal information safe
- While 95% of adults expressed at least some concern about their personal information being hacked on e-Commerce sites, 54% of Americans who shop online trust online marketplaces, like eBay and Amazon, with their financial information
- 33% of Americans believe they are more secure online if they don’t save their credit card information. Others choose to only use PayPal or other trusted payment services (30%).
You can view the full findings of the survey here: http://cybersecurity.blumbergcapital.com/
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