Trouble in Cyberdise? Social media’s impact on cybersecurity

It’s about time we get realistic about the relationship between social media and cybersecurity. As the world of social media continues to evolve, so does the danger it faces. The truth is, if you are an avid user of social media, you need security more than you need followers. The deep and dark web is vast and often unseen by the human eye, making us all think twice about what we choose to share. This blog post will view the relationship between social media and cybersecurity through a statistical lens and learn how social media without proper security is more dangerous than you might think. 

Below are six statistics that will showcase today’s social media landscape and the risks involved:

  1. 66% of study respondents are concerned about today’s cyber risks, 29% percent are not confident in their ability to prevent an attack: With the recent wave of cyber-attacks, today’s digital world is nothing compared to what it was a few years ago. Social media users need to be more aware of the risks of being online and how to prevent attacks. It’s not a one-step process, but simply being cyber-aware can cut down your chances of becoming a victim.
  2. 70% of respondents saying they’ve purchased at least one connected device, but only 50% took action by purchasing security software: Purchasing security software is often the missing piece of the cybersecurity puzzle for more organizations. Taking action is the only way to ensure that your network is secured. Don’t wait until you have been breached before you prioritize security. Act now, so you don’t regret it later.


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