Do you know what the “s” in “https” means?
Can internet service providers (ISPs) see the sites you visit while utilizing the “private browsing” mode on your internet browsers?
These and other questions are part of a study conducted by the Pew Research Center. The survey found that many Americans are unclear about some key cybersecurity topics, terms and concepts, such as what makes up a strong password and how secure public WiFi is. Of the original 13 questions, only two were answered correctly by at least 70% of respondents. Terms like ransomware, botnet and two-factor authentication all tripped up a majority of respondents.
Pew conducted an online survey June 17-27, 2016, of 1,055 adult internet users living in the United States.
Defend Your Organization
You can drastically improve your cybersecurity defenses by training your employees. Cyberattacks are on the rise, and the prime targets are the end users — the employees using a computer at their desks. More than 90% of hacking starts with a phishing attack, according to Inspired eLearning, and phishing scams cost American businesses $500 billion annually. That number is bound to rise, because in 2004, there were only about 1,000 reported phishing scams; that number topped 1 million in 2016, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
Garnet River can provide your business with state-of-the-art security awareness training for employees.