Face it, women are better at cybersecurity than men

From: RegTech Analyst

Guys may be dominating the tech scene, but it seems like the ladies have a better grasp of how to up their digital defences.

Women are more likely to use unique passwords and less likely than men to fall victim to cybercrime, according to a new study by NordPass.

Having surveyed 1,400 people – half in the UK and half in the US – the researchers found that 57% of them always use a unique password for banks and other financial institutions, 43% for online store accounts, 50% for personal email and 38% for communication apps. Those figures were 50%, 36%, 42% and 31% respectively for men.

And it seemed as if this bigger care for their cybersecurity paid off, with men falling victim to cybercrime more often than women. Of the 22% of people polled who had become a victim of cybercrime, 54% identified as men.

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