The Cyber Hygiene Index: Measuring the Riskiest States

June 8, 2018 at 10:00 am

Are the residents of certain states more aware than others about the importance of maintaining a high level of readiness in order to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-related attacks such as malware, phishing, ransomware and to identity/credential theft? The answer is yes.

Ponemon Institute recently conducted a U.S.-based survey of consumers located in all 50 states and Washington D.C. to measure consumers’ ability to protect themselves from various criminal attacks, especially in the online environment. According to the research, consumers in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Utah, Rhode Island and Minnesota are the savviest about cybersecurity. In contrast, consumers in Florida, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico and Illinois need to become more aware of security practices that can protect them from cyberattacks.

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Warmest regards,

Dr. Larry Ponemon