MILWAUKEE, WI (Nov. 4, 2014) – Confronted with new breaches reported in the media every week, nearly two out of three Americans (61 percent) believe their personal data is not secure, according to a new survey from Smart Encryption provider PKWARE. Theft of financial and identity information caused the most concern among U.S. respondents in the survey, with the leading data at risk cited as Social Security numbers (55 percent) and banking information (57 percent), including credit cards.
Even as the cost of data breaches soars, 35 percent of those polled think their data will likely be stolen next year. The PKWARE survey found that people feel strong, negative emotions when hearing about yet another company’s data breach. About half (49 percent) are angry, and 43 percent feel powerless or fearful and anxious. One in three people feel apathetic about the situation. Read more here.