In response to the news this morning that a Cyber Aware survey has found that ‘young Brits’ lack cyber security awareness, Anthony Chadd, EMEA Senior Director at Neustar commented below.
Anthony Chadd, Senior Director, EMEA at Neustar:
“As the cyber threat landscape is constantly shifting, hackers are continuously finding new, inventive ways to launch attacks and extract sensitive information. Just last year, our global DDoS report found that four in five organisations were hit by a DDoS attack – and of those hit – there was a sharp rise in such attacks leading to the theft of customer data.
“It has therefore never been more pertinent for organisations to ensure the correct controls are in place to guard against data breaches and intelligent hackers. While preventing against a cyber-attack with appropriate and robust measures should always be an organisation’s first port of call, this report by Cyber Aware reveals the undeniable importance of end-users maintaining strong and unique passwords across their accounts as well.
“These findings underline the work the cybersecurity industry and organisations alike must do to ensure their customers – including young people – are educated on the importance of effective usernames and passwords, and avoiding such predictability, should their data get into the wrong hands.”