Survey: Cybersecurity major concern for millennial voters


Cyber threats to U.S. presidential election has pushed cybersecurity to the forefront of millennials' minds across the globe, according to a Raytheon report.

The report details the results from a recent cyber survey, titled "Securing Our Future: Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap." The annual survey, conducted by Zogby Analytics and commissioned by Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance, included responses from almost 3,800 young adults from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

Here's what they found:

1. In the United States, the number of young adults who have read or heard about a cyber-attack in the past year increased from 36 percent in 2015 to 64 percent in 2016.

2. In the United States, 53 percent of young adults report that a political candidate's position on cybersecurity will impact their level of support.

3. In the United States, 50 percent of young adults say that cybersecurity has not been a big enough part of the discussion in the U.S. presidential election.

4. In the United States, the number of young adults who say they will consider a career in Internet safety increased from 26 percent in 2015 to 34 percent in 2016.

5. Globally, 59 percent of men and 51 percent of women have received a formal cyber safety lesson in the past year; this compares to 43 percent of men and 40 percent of women in 2015.

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