The Cyber Security Observatory has just announced the publication of the 2019 edition of Cybersecurity Report in Portugal – Observation Line Society, which aims to reveal how the Portuguese face the threats coming from the Internet. According to the Observatory, which is managed by the National Cybersecurity Center (CNCS), the crimes Portuguese fear most on the Internet are identity theft, bank fraud and child pornography, with 75%, 78% and 85% of the responses. .
The report also reveals that 49% of respondents admit concerns about the security of personal data, and almost three quarters (73%) even say that they are already avoiding disclosing personal data on the Web. On the contrary, they follow payments on the Net: in 2018, 47% of respondents expressed concern about digital tools at the time of making an electronic payment, but today this concern only concerns 38% of the population.
"One of the biggest concerns concerns malicious software, which 75% show to be, which translates into a 4% increase over 2017," adds a statement from CNCS, which recalls that this is the first report. published by the Observatory.
The report found that only three percent of respondents said they were well informed about cyber threats, but 52 percent said they were poorly informed. This may also help explain some differences in the behaviors of the Portuguese and Europeans.
'Compared with the EU, when it comes to behavior change because of cybersecurity concerns, the Portuguese are less careful about using passwords. According to reported data, 13% (29% in the EU) of respondents used different passwords for different websites, 12% (27% in the EU) opted for more complex passwords than in the past and 16% (21%). in the EU) have changed the password regularly, ”adds the statement from the CNCS.
The report now published has as its starting point the Europeans' Attitudes Towards Internet Eurobarometer, which allowed a total of 1007 face-to-face interviews with Portuguese citizens to work. To this information are added several statistical compilations of the European Commission, Eurostat, and the Ministry of Education.