Older Generations More Cyber-savvy Than Younger

A new survey finds a consistently large portion of older respondents employ better cyber practices than younger generations.
October 15, 2019

According to Chubb’s third annual Cyber Risk Survey, a consistently large portion of older respondents employ better cyber practices than younger generations. The survey examined individuals’ comprehension of cyberrisk and the steps they are taking to protect themselves. Seventy-seven percent of those 55 years and older delete suspicious emails, compared to half (55 percent) of respondents between 35 to 54 and just a third (36 percent) of respondents from 18 to 34.

Overall, 80 percent of Americans continue to be concerned about a cyber breach, yet only 41 percent use cybersecurity software and only 31 percent regularly change their passwords. These numbers are virtually unchanged from 2018.


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