This was just revealed by a study prepared by Mastercard in which, in addition, 97 percent of Colombians over 18 consulted by the multinational were very interested in knowing more about how to protect that key information in their lives. reveals that six out of 10 Colombians would leave social networks to guarantee the security of their data, while 39 percent would invest 15 minutes of their day for the same purpose.
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They also surprise other sacrifices that people are willing to make to give security to their financial and personal information.
For example, the Mastercard study indicates that two out of 10 Colombians would leave coffee and one in 10 sex (11 percent) or their dream job (7 percent) in order not to run the risk of being violated that personal data
However, the study warns that taking the time to protect your information online is somewhat inconvenient and inconvenient for forgiveness, according to an important group of respondents.
Four out of 10 respondents consider it inconvenient and argue that it is an inconvenience comparable to being in a trancon, while 37 percent equals the nightmare of having to take public transport.
“In today’s digital economy, being an intelligent consumer goes beyond knowing how to save and spend money, it requires practicing good cybersecurity habits,” says Ajay Bhalla, director of security solutions at MasterCard.
He adds that consumers are aware of the cybersecurity threats their personal information faces and the steps they can take to protect themselves online. According to the survey, 90% percent of Colombians care about online storage of their personal financial information and 81 percent consider data leakage and hacks as the “new common practice.”
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Therefore, the electronic payment multinational is applying innovation in technology, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to help shield banks, consumers and businesses from these imminent risks.}
More when the survey warns that seven out of 10 Colombians believe that there is not much they can do to protect their financial and personal information.According to the study, two thirds (67 percent) of consumers believe that there is not much they can do to protect it against eventual theft, data breach or pirated.
More than half (53 percent) feel helpless when it comes to the online security of your personal and financial information. Colombians are more likely than Brazilians (47 percent) to feel helpless.
Finally, the survey indicates that Colombians (81 percent) along with Mexicans (85 percent) are much more likely than Brazilians (65 percent) to believe that data breaches or hacking are the new normal.