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DC Makes 'Norton's Riskiest Online Cities' List

DC Makes 'Norton's Riskiest Online Cities' List - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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DC Makes 'Norton's Riskiest Online Cities' List - top government contractors - best government contracting eventAccording to a new report released by Norton via Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) Washington D.C. qualifies as one of the riskiest American cities to live in – in terms of cybersecurity that is.

Here is the entire list:

  • 1.) Seattle
  • 2.) Boston
  • 3.) Washington, D.C.
  • 4.) San Francisco
  • 5.) Raleigh, N.C.
  • 6.) Atlanta
  • 7.) Minneapolis
  • 8.) Denver
  • 9.) Austin, Texas
  • 10.) Portland, Ore.

The rankings were determined through a combination of Symantec Security Response“™s data on cyber attacks and potential malware infections, as well as third-party data about online behavior, such as accessing wi-fi hotspots and online shopping.

“With more people than ever relying on the Internet to stay in touch, shop and pay their bills, feeling confident and secure in our information-driven world is vital,“ said Marian Merritt, Norton Internet safety advocate. “This study highlights the cities most at risk of cyber crime and reminds individuals, families and businesses across the country of the hazards they face each time they go online. We“™re here to educate consumers about how to protect themselves and ideally never fall victim to cyber crime.“

Of the 50 U.S. cities examined, Detroit came in as the least risky online city. Residents of the Motor City were less likely to participate in risky online behavior compared to other cities in the study, and it also ranked low in cyber crime, access to the Internet, expenditures on computer equipment, and wireless Internet access. El Paso, Texas and Memphis, Tenn. came in second and third, respectively, on the list of least risky online cities.

“Despite people“™s familiarity with technology and the Internet, this study shows that everyone is exposed to a certain level of risk when they are online,“ said Bert Sperling, founder and researcher of Sperling“™s Best Places. “No matter where you live – be it Seattle or Detroit – it“™s important to be vigilant in everyday online behavior in order to protect yourself against cyber crime of all types.“

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