Cyber attacks have been taking place since the dawn of computers. It was inevitable that with the birth of the internet, there would be negative consequences, too. However, these cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent and their effects more deteriorating than ever before.
In March 2022, there were more than 6 billion potential cyber attacks worldwide in a single 24-hour period. 90% of potential cyber attacks are distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. DDOS attacks seek to make a resource unavailable to users. Americans are most afraid of losing access to finances, cell service, running water, fresh food, health records, and utilities.
While 70% of people agree the US is ranked most secure for cyber war attacks, there are precautions anyone can take to decrease the likelihood of getting cyber attacks on personal devices. Some measures to take for protection from cyber warfare include backing-up important online documents, changing passwords, and updating software on all devices. 37% of Americans have cash reserves as well as online banking and 31% have generators installed and food and water storage.
50% of US tech executives say state-sponsored cyber warfare is their biggest threat with 32% believing that defining a national cyber security protocol should be a top priority. Learn more in the infographic below about the future of cyber attacks on the world.