How concerned is the average American about a cyberattack? How many Americans have personally experienced breaches of cybersecurity? Do Americans trust the federal government to protect them from cyberattacks? Do they trust social network sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, to protect their cybersecurity? In January 2017, the Pew Research Center released a 43-page report investigating American perspectives on issues of cybersecurity. This particular study is part of a multi-part series by Pew examining American attitudes towards online privacy and safety. Based on a survey of 1,040 adults in the United States, this report reveals that almost half of all Americans (49%) "feel that their personal information is less secure that it was five years ago." The survey also investigated the steps that Americans take to protect their personal data from cyberattacks. Interested readers may download the complete report (available in PDF format) from this website.
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