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Cybersecurity Should Be Handled by Law Enforcement and Government, Report

July 03, 2019 / Phee Waterfield

A quarter (25%) of survey respondents feel cybersecurity should be the responsibility of law enforcement, and 28% feel it is down to the government, according to a report by Palo Alto Networks.  The study, which surveyed over 10,000 respondents in EMEA and UAE, explored the attitudes towards new cybersecurity technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), and how these technologies protect their digital way of life. It was conducted with YouGov and alongside Dr Jessica Barker, co-founder of Cygenta. According to respondents, 26% of EMEA would prefer their cybersecurity to be managed by AI rather than a human. Italy has the most confidence in relying on AI (38%), while in the UK only 21% of people prefer AI. The research also suggests that those who are more open to AI technologies have a "positive outlook on the role cybersecurity plays in their day-to-day lives. 29% of respondents, who preferred their cybersecurity managed by AI, believe having cybersecurity checks in p...