We derive huge, civilization-transforming benefits from our growing hyper connection. Each of us enjoys access to information and services unprecedented in the preceding five thousand years of civilization on our planet, yet a 2014 survey found that 91% of us feel that “people have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by all kinds of entities,” and a 2017 survey found that “just 9% of social media users were ‘very confident’ that social media companies would protect their data.”
Six in ten say “they would like to do more to protect their privacy.”
As targets, we must all adopt versions of the same best practices to ensure our cyber resilience in the digital universe. We need to have cyber resilience in order to recover from the inevitable cyberattack, event, or just plain old mistake. Effective digital resilience increases our confidence in the computer systems we use every day.
To regain control both in feeling and fact requires that we become resilient in our digital lives.