Report: 2020 State of Privacy and Security Awareness

Learn what the average employee knows, and doesn’t know, about cybersecurity and data privacy best practices.

Download the 2020 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report for insights into:

  • Awareness of social engineering tactics and password best practices
  • How much employees know about the most significant data privacy regulations
  • What misconceptions exist about information security

Key Findings Include


More than a quarter of employees admitted struggling to identity a phishing email


60% or more employees did not know if their employer has to comply with major privacy regulations (CCPA, GDPR, etc.)


One in seven employees believe malware can spread from device to device via physical proximity alone

What’s Inside


In-depth analysis of more than 1,000 survey respondents


Key takeaways for each of seven report sections, spanning cybersecurity and data privacy


Risky employee behaviors summarized across 17 threat vectors

In Partnership with Osterman Research

This report was produced via a partnership between Osterman Research and MediaPRO. MediaPRO sponsored Osterman Research to design and conduct the survey, collect responses, and produce a written report based on analysis of the results. MediaPRO managed the layout and design of the report.