Improving Cybersecurity Awareness In Undeserved Populations
By Center For Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC Berkeley
This paper, published in partnership with the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, highlights research indicating that “underserved” residents in San Francisco, California— including low-income residents, seniors, and foreign language speakers—face higher-than average risks of being victims of cyber attacks. They are less likely to know whether they have even been victimized by a cyber attack, and they have lower awareness of cybersecurity risks. Partly as a result, they are less likely to access online services. This cybersecurity gap is a new “digital divide” that needs to be addressed—with urgency—by the public and private sectors alike.