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Consumers have concerns about cybersecurity, value education on best practices

A new survey by The Harris Poll and Computer Services shows that while the vast majority (92%) of US consumers are worried about the security of their personal data, many of them lack the knowledge required to protect their private information in the digital realm. 87% of respondents said they would like to improve their privacy online, but most of them acknowledged that they do not know how to achieve this.

Almost three in four (74%) people said they would attend cybersecurity awareness training sessions if these were provided by their financial institution. Many consumers do seem in need of such training. For instance, almost a quarter (24%) of respondents saw no problem with reusing online banking passwords for other digital accounts, even though this is a massive security risk.

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