Older Generations More Cyber-savvy Than Younger
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.