Infographic: Exposed -Takeaways from the 2018 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report

This infographic highlights a number of key takeaways from MediaPRO's full State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report.

Each year, we survey just more than a thousand individuals about their cybersecurity and privacy habits in the workplace. After analyzing the data, we compiled our findings into the State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report. The insights collected become the benchmark for year-over-year comparisons, industry, organization size, and seniority trends, and other valuable data points in the cybersecurity and privacy world.

The infographic below highlights a number of key takeaways from the full report, offering some quick stats on the larger cybersecurity and privacy landscape. Download our full report, jam-packed with data-driven insights, helpful tips, and recommendations, to help reduce the human-risk within your organization and inform a security awareness or privacy awareness program.

Key Findings:

  • Employees this year performed worse than in 2017 across all eight threat vectors measured. Specifically, those surveyed did significantly worse in identifying malware warning signs, knowing how to spot a phishing email, and social media safety.
  • Employees in management roles or above showed riskier behaviors than entry- or mid-level employees. Seventy-seven percent of respondents in management showed a general lack of awareness, while 74 percent of those in subordinate positions scored the same.
  • Finance sector employees performed the worst of the seven industry segments analyzed, with 85 percent of finance workers showing some lack of cybersecurity and data privacy knowledge.

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This infographic highlights a number of key takeaways from full report, to better display the state of the cybersecurity and privacy landscape.

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