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.