May 17, 2017 Last Updated 1:02 pm

55% of Americans feel safe from cyber attacks, but majority see Russia as biggest threat

The tech company ReportLinker is a regular contributor to TNM, revealing their latest survey results in guest contributions. Here, the company provides some information on the attitudes of Americans regarding cyber attacks:

Survey: 55% of Americans feel safe from cyber attacks

Following the news of a global cyber-attack that targeted 150 countries, please see below the results of the survey Reportlinker conducted on cybersecurity and the perception of Americans towards cyber-attacks.

One of the key findings when talking about national security show that:

  • 53% of U.S citizens believe Russia represents the biggest cybersecurity threat for the country
  • And 52% of Americans believe the nation is prepared to face a cyber-attack

  • 55% of Americans say they feel their data is safe from hackers
  • Even if two-thirds agree cyber-attacks are more of a threat now than they were five years ago.
  • And 36% believe hackers mostly target the government

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation believes attacks on IoT devices will continue, yet:

  • US respondents mentioned smart devices only 31% of the time as being most vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
  • But mentioned desktops/laptops (46%) and smartphones (42%) as more vulnerable.

Find the full report here.

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