Cyber Security Awareness Month
Week 1 : Taking Stock
MOVE OVER, DOGS — DEVICES ARE OUR NEW BEST FRIENDS
And like a best friend, they play a huge role in making our lives better — one so big, it’s hard to imagine what we’d do without them. So big, we can sometimes lose track of all the connected devices we have.
This week, we’re taking stock of all the devices Canadians love and appreciate. We encourage you to take a look around and see if any of your devices could use some extra care, too.
CANADIANS LOVE THE INTERNET.
91% of Canadians aged 15+ use the Internet Note i
73% of Canadians spend at least 3-4 hours online per day Note ii
WE’RE ESPECIALLY BIG FANS OF THE DEVICES THAT KEEP US CONNECTED.
89% of Canadians own a smartphone Note iii
85% of Canadians own a computer Note iii
42% of Canadians own a gaming console Note iii
41% of Canadians own a smart TV Note i
19% of Canadians own a smart speaker Note iv
1 IN 5 CANADIANS DON’T GO MORE THAN 8 HOURS WITHOUT THEIR DEVICES. Note ii
AND WHY WOULDN’T WE BE? OUR DEVICES ARE THERE FOR US FOR PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.
HOW CANADIANS SPEND TIME ONLINE Note ii
SENDING EMAILS (90%)
USING SOCIAL MEDIA (60%)
CHECKING THE NEWS (58%)
INSTANT MESSAGING (47%)
WATCHING TV AND MOVIES (40%)
THAT’S WHY WE SHOULD BE THERE FOR OUR DEVICES, TOO.
WHETHER WE REALIZE IT OR NOT, CONNECTED DEVICES ARE ALL AROUND US
PHONES / COMPUTERS
TABLETS / SMART TVS
BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS AND HEADPHONES / SMART APPLIANCES
SMART SECURITY AND HVAC SYSTEMS / ROUTERS
TAKE SIMPLE STEPS TO SHOW THEM YOU CARE:
KEEP THEM UPDATED
KEEP THEM PROTECTED
KEEP THEM SECURE
GET TIPS ON HOW TO APPRECIATE YOUR DEVICES AT GETCYBERSAFE.CA