Fear Factor: What Makes You Shake?

The other day my wife sent me this news story about how surveyed Americans are 4x more worried about getting hacked than getting murdered.

That story, by the way, is a small version of Chapman University’s Annual Top Fears Survey. That’s a fascinating project (zombies actually made the list). It shows that identity theft (#14) is more scary than death (#48).

Here’s what I take away from the Chron story, and the Chapman story. Security is on folk’s minds. And the news and world events aren’t helping. Security issues are scary, and they’re here to stay.

I will say this, though: I learned early that the best way to stop being afraid of the dark is to carry a good flashlight.

It’s why I started this site. Security is scary, but knowledge is power. I’m grateful you’re here, and I want this community to grow. The more the merrier. By understanding which issues are real, which are fake, which are dangerous, and which are benign, it’s a lot easier to live in our insecure digital world.

The goal is to make this site a big flashlight in a dark security world.

Please help this community grow. Share the site with family, friends, and anyone else who you think should know more about cyber security. Thanks for being here.





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