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Think You Know Cybersecurity? This Quiz Could Prove Otherwise…

What do you know about cybersecurity?  Do you think you could pass a basic test on cyber security concepts?  Give it shot!

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After you’re done — we would love to see how you scored.  Drop a comment below with your overall result!

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26 thoughts on “Think You Know Cybersecurity? This Quiz Could Prove Otherwise…”

  1. Your score is 100%
    You’ve completed the exam. You scored 10.00 out of 10.00 points.

    I’m a paranoid user with over 20 years of internet use. Learned after the first worm 19 years ago because Norton Corporate AV locked my system. Had to do a format and reload. That did it for me. Had to use Dos to delete each file individually before i could format and reload. Took almost 2 weeks to get the system back up and running with extreme levels of frustration and a lot of diet pepsi and herbal tea.

  2. 90% here. Missed the one about how much money hackers made in 2016, which I really don’t think is relevant when testing knowledge of online security. Knowing how much they made doesn’t protect me.

  3. I made a 90% on the quiz. The question that I missed is the amount of money that was involved with the spreading of malware ($1 billion). I selected $1.7 billion.

  4. 70%- Missed the money one, didn’t think we (the people) has paid out that much. Missed the IoT
    cause just didn”t know so took a guess. BUT!! Have to agree with BJ and Kalya on the “https://”
    “Technically the “s” stands for secure. Although, even a webiste has “https://” it could still contain malicious material.”

  5. Laura Standrowicz

    If I would have gone with my gut and first thought I would have had 9 out of 10, but alas I second guessed myself and ended up with 60% or 6 out of 10.

    1. Kayla Thrailkill

      I agree — it’s not bad for the average user! I hoped it helped boost your cyber threat awareness. Thanks for posting your results Scott!

  6. I disagree with the answer that HTTPS means a site is secure. That is misleading since malicious intent is being carried out by HTTPS sites using services like Let’s Encrypt. In fact they are using HTTPS to lull people into a false sense of security.

    1. Kayla Thrailkill

      Technically, the “s” stands for secure. However, you’re right. Malicious content can still be found on sites, even those including “https://”. For instance there have been recent reports of malicious ads and malware being found on popular search engines, such as Yahoo and Google.

  7. 10/10 I learned enough from PCPitstop and similar sources to make me paranoid enough to avoid most obvious traps out there.

  8. The question on phishing scams missed the real meaning which is that the user is tricked into divulging personal or private information or whatever that can be later used to compromise or even steal someone’s identity.

    1. Kayla Thrailkill

      Thanks for your feedback Frank. You are correct — phishing scams trick users into divulging information, but it is done via email. Scammers could do the same thing with fake tech support calls, but those are not phishing scams. I hope that helps clear up the question.

    1. Kayla Thrailkill

      Haha! Lucky guess or not, I’m glad you did well! I hope it helped boost your cyber awareness.

  9. 70% PASSED: To me Https means ecrypted link only, but not that site is legit and can be trusted. Didnt guess amount of ransomware extortion.

    1. Kayla Thrailkill

      Technically the “s” stands for secure. Although, even a webiste has “https://” it could still contain malicious material.

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