Consumers, not technology, biggest cybersecurity problem

The 2004 Identity Management Survey, commissioned by EDS and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), found that consumers, rather than technology, are the source of many cybersecurity problems.Among the findings: 70 percent of consumers will share information, such as their name, address, postal code, phone number, account number or give the answer to a security question to an unsolicited call or email.

The 2004 Identity Management Survey, commissioned by EDS and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), found that consumers, rather than technology, are the source of many cybersecurity problems.

Among the findings:

  • 70 percent of consumers will share information, such as their name, address, postal code, phone number, account number or give the answer to a security question to an unsolicited call or email.

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