Home » Security Boulevard (Original) » Public’s Knowledge of Cybersecurity Best Practices Sorely Lacking Public response to and implementation of commonly known best practices for cybersecurity, including strong passwords, multifactor authentication (MFA) and others are tepid at best, according to a report from the National Cybersecurity Alliance and CybSafe.

The survey of 2,000 individuals across the U.S. and UK found less than half (46%) of respondents say they use a different password for important online accounts, with 20% saying that they “never” or “rarely” do so. A Clear Disconnect

In addition, the survey found nearly half (48%) of respondents say they have “never heard of MFA”, indicating there is a clear disconnect between the technology industry and the public when it comes to driving the adoption of cybersecurity best practices.

“First, we have to consider how nuanced of a term ‘multifactor authentication’ is,” explained Lisa Plaggemier, interim executive director of […]