Young Russians under the age of 34 (68%) and respondents with higher education (64% versus 54% of Russians without higher education) are more interested in the topic of cybersecurity.

Young girls under the age of 24 are more actively than others striving to develop their personal digital security skills (73% are interested in the topic versus 68% among boys).

However, the picture levels out with age: among respondents aged 45-59, 58% of men and 60% of women declare their desire to acquire the relevant knowledge.

According to the study, respondents aged 60 and over pay less attention to the topic of cybersecurity than representatives of other age groups (42% versus 57% on the national average).

Also, non-working Russians are less interested in ways of protecting their data in the online space (47% are interested in the topic versus 63% among those employed).

A total of 1,600 people over 18 years old from 53 regions of Russia took part in the survey.

In August, the Ministry of Internal Affairs published statistics according to which, according to the results of six months of 2021, the number of crimes in the field of information and telecommunication technologies in Russia increased by 20.3% compared to the same period last year.