TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa-St. Petersburg area is the 10th most vulnerable metro area in the country to cybersecurity threats, and other Florida counties ranked in the top 10 as well.
The survey ranked Orlando-Daytona Beach as the ninth most vulnerable metro, West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce eighth and Jacksonville seventh. Las Vegas was ranked as the most vulnerable.
The Tampa Bay Times reports part of the heightened risk in Tampa comes from the area’s concentration of defense and financial services firms.
The survey was done by Coronet, a cybersecurity firm.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Scary statistic: 90.5 percent of plastic is not recycled
- Judge delays Flynn sentencing, 'not hiding disgust' at crime WATCH
- A Paradise fire cleanup crew joked about ruins and a charred cat. Then the town found out.
- 'Republicans will never stop': Obama rips GOP after Affordable Care Act is ruled unconstitutional
- Retired Army general set to be tried on charges of abusing daughter
Using six months of data gathered within 55 media markets, Coronet says nearly 37,000 devices in the Tampa Bay area are using a non-original operating system. That’s 5 percent of the total, or 5,000 percent more than the national average.