Americans are just as worried about losing personal and financial information online as they are about losing their jobs, a study by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) finds.
According to the poll, fifty-four percent of Americans were “extremely concerned” about identity theft, compared to fifty-three percent who were concerned about job loss.
An even greater number of participants in the survey (sixty-one percent) said that online safety and security was their own personal responsibility and ninety one percent expressed interest in tips and guidance on how to protect themselves and their families online. You can find all of our online safety guidance at Microsoft.com/protect and on this blog.
To read more results from the study, see National Survey: Online Safety is a Personal Priority for Americans.