Majority of American’s Can’t Tell the Difference Between HTTPS and 2FA


October 10, 2019
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Hrm…that’s not good.

A recent study complied by the Pew Research Center shows a majority of Americans polled had a rather…difficult time with some very basic cybersecurity related questions.

Questions covered a variety of topics ranging from phishing, to private browsing, and so on. Pew canvassed a total of 4,272 people. Here are the results:






So what’s the solution? I really don’t know. I don’t. Results like this might be why American municipalities and schools are so vulnerable to attack. But that’s just speculation on my part.

If anything, the study shows an even greater need for Security Awareness Training. I wrote about the topic just yesterday: Don’t Hide. Talk Successfully to Your Employees About Cybersecurity Issues.

It might be worth checking out.

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Carl Keyser is the Content Manager at Integris.

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