Internet Skeptic Blog

Posted by: Bob Bayn on Jul 23, 2015

Security Practice Differences

An interesting survey study has revealed that computer security experts protect their computer use in completely different ways than regular computer users.   The study is titled  “ one can hack my mind”: Comparing Expert and Non-Expert Security Practices .

Here's an interesting summary graphic from the article:

Experts are diligent about keeping their systems updated and patched, use two-factor authentication when available and manage separate, strong passwords with a password manager while regular users rely largely on their AntiVirus software to protect them, frequent changes of (simple?) passwords and staying in the familiar part of the internet.

Apparently experts are only a little more likely to be Internet Skeptics ("be suspicious of everything") than regular users!