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Cybersecurity Has Become a Political Issue for Americans, Survey Shows

A new survey by Anomali shows that 87% of Americans think that cybersecurity is a crucial priority for the government, and only a little over half (51%) are satisfied with government efforts in this context.

More than one in five people have been at the receiving end of a ransomware attack. When asked about the victim’s dilemma of whether or not to pay the ransom, 86% of people said that paying up encourages threat actors to launch more campaigns, and 70% believe that organizations only pay if they have no other choice. When it comes to government entities, two-thirds (66%) of respondents said that these should never give in to ransom demands, while 64% held the same opinion about companies.

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