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Results of cyber security awareness survey published

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The results of the Isle of Man Government’s cyber security awareness survey have been published today. 

The survey – which ran from 15 April to 3 May 2019 – has helped Government gauge awareness of cyber security issues amongst the Island’s community. 

The results are already helping to inform the implementation of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2018 – 2022.  

The Government will run a campaign over the next 12 months to raise awareness of the importance of good practice for everyday online activities: from setting passwords to shopping online.  The campaign will also help to educate the public and organisations on the dangers posed to online security in the digital era. 

The survey shows that: 

  • 39% of people would not know where or how to report a cyber crime
  • Only 66% of people are confident they apply correct security measures online
  • 53% of people use the same password on multiple accounts
  • 59% of people would like to see more cyber security training in the community
  • Facebook is the most popular social media platform and smartphones the most popular type of device 

In addition to the awareness campaign, the Isle of Man Government is holding a cyber security conference on Wednesday 23 October at the Villa Marina in Douglas.  CYBERISLE 2019 is a free event and registration is now open.  It aims to raise awareness of the steps that can be taken at home, at work and within the community to combat cyber security threats, along with practical tools and insights. 

An infographic highlighting key results from the cyber security awareness survey is available here.

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