Familiarity with digital security protection options in the Netherlands 2018, by type

This statistic shows the outcome of a survey done on the share of people using digital security protection in the Netherlands in 2018, by type of measure. As of 2018, when the respondents were asked whether they could indicate if they made use of digital security protection options, roughly 97 percent of the respondents indicated that they are familiar and/or use virus scanners. Roughly 66 percent, on the other hand, indicated that they use/are familiar with VPN connections.

Share of people being familiar with/using digital security protection in the Netherlands in 2018, by type of measure*

Share of respondents
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Release date

October 2018


Europe, Netherlands

Survey time period

June 2018 to July 2018

Number of respondents

1,029 respondents

Age group

13-80 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source in Dutch as follows: "Kun je aangeven in welke mate u bekend bent/weet wat het is/gebruik maakt van de onderstaande zaken?" (English: ''Could you indicate to what degree you are familiar/make use of the following protections?'')

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population between 13 and 80 years old.

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