30% of users are not concerned with security threats

In a new survey by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), nearly 30% of all respondents, and 40% of those less than 25 years-old, are less concerned about cyber threats this year than they were a year ago. To check to see if those respondents were simply not aware of the likelihood that they’ll be hit with a cyber attack, the study also asked respondents to rate which of the following scenarios are most likely to happen to them: winning the lottery, getting struck by lightning, getting audited by the IRS or having their computer security/privacy breached. About 69% rationally picked an attack on their computer’s security as the most likely event, leaving a combined 29.6% who believed otherwise.