Cyber attack types: awareness among clerical employees in France 2015

This statistic illustrates clerical employees' awareness of different types of cyber attacks in France in 2015. It reveals that 88 percent of responding employees reported knowing precisely what a computer virus was.

Knowledge and understanding of cyber attack types among clerical employees in France in 2015*

Type of cyber attackI know precisely what it is.I have a vague idea what it is.I do not know what it is.
A computer virus88%11%1%
A firewall75%24%1%
A hacker80%17%3%
A cyber attack75%20%5%
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Release date

June 2015



Survey time period

May 13-26, 2015

Number of respondents

1,010 respondents

Special properties

clerical employees

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Pour chacun des termes suivants, merci de nous indiquer si vous voyez précisément de quoi il s’agit, si vous en avez une idée mais imprécise ou si vous ne savez pas ce que c’est:
-Un virus informatique
-Un pare-feu (firewall)
-Un hackeur
-Une cyberattaque
-L'hameçonnage ou phishing"

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