From the Winter 2020 Issue

Doing More to Support Those Residing in Assisted-Living or Eldercare Facilities with Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Prevention

Stan Mierzwa
Managing Assistant Director, Center for Cybersecurity | Kean University

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Introduction
As the U.S. population continues to age, those entering senior living arrangements will continue to grow and with that potential this population is more likely to be the regular users of computers, laptops, smartphone/tablets and Internet. The U.S. Census reports that as of 2016, 86.9% of older Americans aged 65 to 74 have computer ownership with 83.2% using the Internet (See Table 1). Compare that with the age group 75-84, and the number drops to 74.2% for computer ownership and 70% Internet usage.  Finally, for those aged 85 and older . . .

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