Americans and password security (infographic)

Cybersecurity concerns are growing among individuals. In 2017 alone, the Equifax breach — one of the worst hacks in modern memory — put the data of 145.5 million Americans at risk. Additionally, according to the Pew Research Center, Americans aren’t strangers to personal cyberattacks; their 2017 study found that 64 percent of individuals have experienced some kind of data breach.

How are these personal experiences with real-life cyber threats affecting our actions in our own digital lives? Surprisingly, they largely aren’t. According to a password security study conducted by Varonis, most Americans are failing at following basic cybersecurity practices in their digital lives.

The study, which surveyed 1,000 Americans about their password security habits, found that the majority of those surveyed were too lax in regard to their online practices. For example, the study found that only 7 percent of people use password management software to keep track of their logins, despite it being the recommended tactic by security professionals.

To learn more about Americans and their password habits, check out the full infographic from Varonis, below.

Americans and Password Security

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