Biggest cyber security problems facing the U.S. government according to adults in the United States as of January 2017

Biggest U.S. government cyber security problems according to U.S. adults 2017 This statistic presents a ranking of the biggest cyber security problems facing the U.S. government according to adults in the United States. During the January 2017 survey period, 72 percent of respondents stated that hacking by foreign governments was the U.S. government's biggest cyber security problem.
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Share of respondents
Hacking by foreign governments72%
Securing confidential intelligence reports23%
Securing citizen records (ex. IRS filings)17%
Eavesdropping through smart technology11%
Securing records of military personnel11%
Interfering with elections through propaganda10%
Interfering with elections by hacking the counting of ballots8%
Share of respondents
Hacking by foreign governments72%
Securing confidential intelligence reports23%
Securing citizen records (ex. IRS filings)17%
Eavesdropping through smart technology11%
Securing records of military personnel11%
Interfering with elections through propaganda10%
Interfering with elections by hacking the counting of ballots8%
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This statistic presents a ranking of the biggest cyber security problems facing the U.S. government according to adults in the United States. During the January 2017 survey period, 72 percent of respondents stated that hacking by foreign governments was the U.S. government's biggest cyber security problem.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 2017
Number of respondents
1,012 respondents
Age group
18 years and older

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