Seventy-two percent of 1,012 U.S. adults who responded to a Blumberg Capital-backed surveyÂ have rank foreign espionage as the biggest cybersecurity threat facing the U.S. government.
TheÂ 2017 State of Cybersecurity survey was conducted in collaboration with ResearchscapeÂ and examinedÂ adults’ perception of cybersecurity challenges agencies, businesses and consumers face,Â Blumberg Capital said Wednesday.
Twenty-three percent of respondents said they believeÂ the security ofÂ confidential intelligence reports is the top government cybersecurity concern andÂ 17 percent cited citizen record security as the biggest cyber issue.
Only one in 10 U.S. adultsÂ regard election interference through propaganda as a serious problem, according to the survey.
The report also revealed 60 percent of respondents believe they have never been a cyberattack victim or are not awareÂ if they have, although statistics show that more than a million people are victimized by cybercrime every day.
Forty-five percent of adults said they would not be able to determine whether they had been hackedÂ and only 13 percent were confident that they wouldÂ know if they have been hacked.
Blumberg Capital said 39 percent of Americans are worried about potential hacks of their laptops and 38 percent are concerned about such attacks against their internet of thingsÂ devices such as smart appliances and phones.
Fifty-one percent of respondents determined identity theft as the topÂ cybersecurity issue facing consumers andÂ 55Â percent identifiedÂ customer data protection as the biggestÂ cybersecurity concernÂ for businesses.
Sixty-oneÂ percent ofÂ adults surveyed believe theirÂ current employers are the most trustworthy regarding online data,Â followed by doctors at 52 percent and banks at 45 percent.