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MITRE-Harris Poll finds U.S. public is worried about critical infrastructure
Research - MARCH 13, 2024

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MITRE-Harris Poll finds U.S. public is worried about critical infrastructure

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In a new opinion poll by MITRE and The Harris Poll, the U.S. public agrees, almost universally, that protecting critical infrastructure is essential to daily lives, national security, and having a global advantage. With temporary failures of critical infrastructure on the rise in the recent years, more than eight in 10 U.S. residents (81 percent) are worried about how secure critical infrastructure may be.

The public considers cyberattacks to be of the greatest risk to critical infrastructure, with 78 percent concerned about cyberattacks and 51 percent not confident we are prepared to recover from an attack.

“Threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure have heightened dramatically as the Chinese Communist Party and others have accelerated their capacity to conduct cyberattacks on our systems,” said Charles Clancy, senior vice president and chief technology officer, MITRE. “The MITRE-Harris Poll shows that the public is worried about these threats to the vit

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