New survey shows mobile payments will be secure enough to the point where traditional methods (such as cash and credit cards) would no longer be required, 70% of respondents indicated a major shift by 2030.
IEEE announced the findings of an online survey that detail more than 1,900 technology enthusiasts’ views on digital safety and the future of cybersecurity.
According to the results, on a scale from 1-5 (1 being least concerned to 5 being most concerned), a similar percentage between the lack of concern regarding the security of work email (50%) and personal email (49%) accounts, which is surprising given that there is no dedicated IT department to monitor and protect personal email as there is for a work-affiliated account.
More than one quarter (26%) of participants also noted that the cloud was the least preferred method for storing their information; 49% of respondents chose personal computer log as their primary option. Respondents did have concerns regarding other considerations to their digital footprint. When asked on a scale from 1-5 (1 being riskiest to 5 least risky) about their personal information being available on certain platforms, respondents believed that online banking (72 percent), syncing to the cloud (53 percent) and banking/mortgage information (60 percent) were extremely risky, indicating a 1 or 2 for each.
There is a level of sophistication among respondents who monitor their home Internet activity. According to the results, 22% of respondents have automated alerts set up for any attempted connectivity, 11 percent utilize visualized monitoring in real-time and 3 percent connect to a cloud monitoring system. When asked what would be most affected by the continued developments of cybersecurity, participants noted identity theft (42%), followed by online anonymity (27%), piracy (18%) and viruses (12%).
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