For half of Americans, Wi-Fi and electronics are now essential for living

A recent study conducted by One Poll for WithSecure has shown that almost half of Americans find themselves dependent on electronics and WiFi.

The survey was based on data recorded from 2,000 adult US citizens, who believed that while food and water are necessary for survival, there are many other factors without them they cannot live. These factors included medicine, on which almost 55% of the participants agreed; the other factor was found to be electricity, with the support of 53% of the citizens; and lastly, petroleum products such as gasoline, with 51% of the survey participants agreeing on it.

Survey results further revealed that this supply chain issue is influencing their way of living and their jobs as well. According to one of the survey participants, infant milk formula is getting harder to find, while another one said that they had to minimize their grocery budget.

On the other hand, online grocery shopping has also become common for US citizens as, on average, they now buy one-third of these items through online means, and most of them are people between 35 and 44 years of age. While many predictions are surfacing on the Internet that the supply chain crisis might get better soon, 34% of the participants still believe that the situation will continue for another 2 years and 30% agree that it may get even worse.

The data also revealed that 7 out of 10 participants had a basic idea of the terminologies associated with the economy, whereas only 59% of them were exactly familiar with the concept. Similarly, based on inflation and downturn, 64% and 57% of the respondents chose the best definition.

According to Paul Brucciani, the cyber security advisor for the research team, people who work in the supply chain are susceptible to getting attacked by cyber attackers, and this is why their respective companies should take measures to prevent it from happening.

Though the age difference between the survey participants may have led to different sources of news through which they get their news about recent events, still they were all well-informed about the rising inflation problem.

In terms of cloud storage security for their data, 37% of them felt secure, while 37% of them preferred privacy over everything, and 33% of them wanted cloud storage to be available on more devices.

51% of citizens expressed concern about being attacked, and 46% were concerned about sensitive data falling into the wrong hands.

Paul Brucciani stated that measures such as two-factor authentication and using strong credentials while backing up the data from time to time can prevent their data from several incidents.

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