Cyber attacks outpace terrorism as the biggest fear

A large part of the danes feel less safe than five years ago. Special attacks causing concern. nearly half of the danes are in the course of the past five yea

Cyber attacks outpace terrorism as the biggest fear

A large part of the danes feel less safe than five years ago. Special attacks causing concern.

nearly half of the danes are in the course of the past five years has become more anxious in relation to a number of specific risks.

of Particular concern to cyber-attacks has increased, while concern for terrorism has declined. It shows a study from the agency.

In the study, nearly half of the respondents say that they feel less safe than five years ago.

47 percent are so 'slightly less' or 'much less' confident than five years ago. Only 12% are 'a little more' or 'much more' confident.

if you Look at the types of events people are concerned about, says 54 percent that they are 'worried' or 'very concerned' that cyber attacks can affect the Denmark within the next five years.

This is an increase of nine percentage points compared to the last survey.

"It shows that the issue of cybersecurity is something that takes up more and more among the danes, and that it is therefore also important that we in government are taking cyber threats and attacks as seriously as we do.

"at the same time I am glad to see that the danes have great faith in the close response. It is of great importance that we can walk around and feel comfortable in everyday life," says defence minister Trine Team (S) in a press release.

the Concern for terrorist acts has declined from 58 percent to 49 percent, while 46 percent of the population say they are worried about security crises.

the Study of the made, before about 20 people earlier in december was arrested with suspicion of terrorism.

According to the DR assesses the ministry of Defence, to the action very well could have moved around on the outcome of terrorbekymringen.

the Study is made of Epinion and is based on responses from 1035 the danes.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 25 December 2019, 11:00

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