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The 4 #Top #Security #Concerns On The #Minds Of #Millennials

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When it comes to cybersecurity, millennials are a radically different generation. They’re far more tech savvy than their older generational counterparts, but various pieces of research show that they worry less about being the target of a hack or a breach.

Does this mean that millennials don’t care about cybersecurity, or that they represent a bigger risk in the workforce? Some articles might lead you to believe this, but in reality, millennials just have a different perspective—and different priorities.

Why Millennials See Cybersecurity Differently

First, let’s consider why millennials see cybersecurity differently:

  • Growing up with technology. Millennials grew up with technology, and came of age when the first social media platforms were emerging. Technology isn’t as new to them, and because they’ve spent more time interacting with it, they generally have more familiarity with the types of threats to watch out for.
  • Less business experience. Millennials also have less business experience and more personal experience with technology. Accordingly, their views take on a more personal perspective, prioritizing individual efforts over organization-wide changes.
  • Secondary and cultural factors. Another part of the split here is millennials’ lack of interest in cybersecurity; only 7 percent of cybersecurity workers are under age 29, which is in part due to millennials believing a cybersecurity-focused education is necessary to enter the field. It may also be due to other generational factors, such as different values and beliefs.

Main Concerns

So what are the main concerns that millennials have about cybersecurity, if they differ so strongly from those of baby boomers and Gen Xers?

    1. The security of cloud service providers. Cloud security is becoming more important and more complex, with most tech platforms and services offered through the “cloud” in some way. Accordingly, millennials are starting to prioritize cloud security over in-house security; in other words, rather than trying to beef up their personal devices or work networks, millennials would rather work with the right cloud vendors. They’re doing more research on cloud security to improve their understanding, and they’re more discerning about the platforms they eventually use.
  1. Personal passwords and account management. Millennials also focus more on practical efforts to improve security, such as choosing strong passwords and carefully managing their accounts. They worry far less than their older generations, but they take more steps to proactively guard against hacks and threats; for example, 4 percent of millennials use between 3 and 5 distinct passwords for their accounts, rather than one, and they’re the generation who uses two-factor authentication the most, at 40.4 percent.
  2. Awareness and education of current threats. Compared to older generations, millennials are more aware of various threats, and are better able to distinguish between different levels of threats online. For example, millennials are about as cautious as baby boomers when it comes to anticipating an online banking cyberattack, with 19 percent of boomers and 14 percent of millennials believing their bank could be breached. But the generations split on social media, where 63 percent of boomers think social media is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks, compared to 45 percent of millennials. Millennials would rather learn about current threats, and increase their knowledge, than work blindly, and they seek more education and training because of it.
  3. External trust. Finally, millennials tend to be more trusting of external organizations, putting their faith in major brands that have established a reputation for themselves. This makes them less worried and less active when a breach is announced, and makes them more likely to lean on external vendors to solve internal security concerns. Of all this items on this list, this is the most ambiguous in terms of value; on one hand, this trust enables them to focus on more pressing security concerns, such as personal habits and education, but on the other, that trust may be unfounded.

So do millennials have the right perspective when it comes to cybersecurity? There are clear advantages to prioritizing these outlooks, rather than spending more money on IT or worrying about the potential of a hack. Additionally, millennials seem more aware and knowledgeable about the nature of cybersecurity, and the digital risks that companies face.

It’s hard to say whether this perspective is truly “superior,” but it definitely reflects our changing work culture. If we’re going to conquer this seemingly endless string of breaches, and build a professional environment where cybersecurity is more of a guarantee, we need to examine all perspectives, and work together to create new defenses.

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Millennials are more aware of #cyber risks yet are ‘alarmingly’ careless #online. What gives?

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Millennials are more aware of #cyber risks yet are ‘alarmingly’ careless #online. What gives?

Millennials are more aware of cybersecurity careers than they were four years ago and believe that cyber attacks influenced the 2016 presidential election, and yet they’re not interested in pursuing cyber professionally and exhibit careless online habits in their everyday lives.

No, this is not the head-scratching dichotomy of the latest viral video from Simon Sinek explaining this either self-absorbed and entitled or passionately idealistic generation — it depends on whom you ask — born between 1981 and 1997. Rather, the insights are from a new survey from Raytheon Co.’s Intelligence, Information and Services business unit, based in Dulles, along with the National Cyber Security Alliance and Forcepoint, an Austin, Texas-based cyber company owned by Raytheon.

The annual study, in its fifth year, captures what the companies call “alarming” trends among millennials when it comes to cybersecurity. And why does a $24 billion gov-con giant like Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon (NYSE: RTE) care?

Because “the demand for skilled cyber talent has become a national security issue,” Dave Wajsgras, president of the company’s Intelligence, Information and Services division, said in a statement. “While great strides have been made to increase millennial awareness in the cybersecurity profession, there is still work to be done.”

Indeed, hacks and breaches seem to grow more damaging and widespread by the day. At the same time ISACA, a nonprofit information security advocacy group formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, predicts there will be a global shortage of 2 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019.

Every year in the U.S., 40,000 jobs for information security analysts go unfilled, and employers are struggling to fill 200,000 other cybersecurity-related roles, according to cybersecurity data tool CyberSeek. For every 10 cybersecurity posts that appear on careers site Indeed, only seven people even click on one of the ads, let alone apply, according to Forbes.

Opinion research firm Zogby Analytics independently conducted the Raytheon survey, polling 3,359 young adults ages 18-26 in nine countries: Australia, Germany, Jordan, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.

Some of the survey’s findings are encouraging, showing rising cyber awareness and engagement among millennials:

  • 34 percent of U.S. survey respondents (37 percent globally) said a teacher discussed cybersecurity with them as a career choice, up 21 percent from the number of respondents who said a career in cyber had been mentioned to them by a teacher, guidance or career counselor in 2013.
  • 51 percent of U.S. respondents (52 percent globally) said they know the typical range of responsibilities and job tasks involved in the cybersecurity profession, up from 37 percent in the U.S. in 2014.
  • Globally, 46 percent of men have met or known someone studying cybersecurity at the high school, university or graduate level.
  • 71 percent of young adults surveyed think it’s their responsibility to keep themselves secure online rather than relying on the government, commercial companies or other individuals.

At the same time:

  • Globally, only 38 percent of millennials were willing to consider a career in cybersecurity. That percentage is unchanged from 2016.
  • Only 26 percent of women globally have met or known someone studying cybersecurity at the high school, university or graduate level.
  • Globally, 63 percent click on links even if they aren’t sure the source of the link is legitimate.
  • The proportion of U.S. young adults who share passwords with non-family members nearly doubled from 23 percent in 2013 to 39 percent in 2017 (42 percent globally this year).
  • 74 percent reported using unsecured public Wi-Fi today in the U.S. as a matter of convenience even though the security risks are well documented, up from 66 percent in 2013.

“We need to be providing the tools for this generation to take action and embrace safe online practices,” Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, said in a statement. “We also need strong role models – including parents, teachers, colleagues, and friends – to help improve cyber practices nationwide and encourage the pursuit of cybersecurity careers among young adults.”


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Millennials, popular dating apps might have increased your risk of getting STDs, experts say

Over 1.5 million people dated last week thanks to dating app Tinder, according to company stats. It’s hard to say how many of them took it farther than first base, but public health officials say one thing is certain: dating apps are quickly becoming the primary way partners connect. The rise of online dating has correlated with another more disturbing trend: STD rates are also very much on the rise in the U.S. The total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, rose to the highest numbers ever in the U. Read More….

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Millennials to Drive Economic Prosperity in Coming Years, According to Atherton Lane Advisers, LLC

MENLO PARK, CA–(Marketwired – August 31, 2015) – Atherton Lane Advisers, LLC® (“Atherton Lane”), a leading investment management firm, dedicated much of its recent quarterly newsletter to the underappreciated emergence and importance of the Millennial generation. Millennials, also referred to as “Generation Y,” are the children of the “Baby-Boomers”, and they now represent the largest proportion, nearly 29%, of the U. Read More….

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