Digital Economy and Society in Lithuania
(edition 2021)

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   People

 

In 2019, 12 per cent of persons aged 16–74, in the period of 12 months before the survey, limited their private activity on the Internet due to security concerns. Security concerns most often prevented people from the following actions on the Internet: providing personal data on social or professional networking services and buying goods or services on the Internet (6 per cent each). Security concerns prevented people from using the Internet via public WiFi (3 per cent), downloading software or apps, music, video files, games or other data files (3 per cent), using of Internet banking (2 per cent).


Persons whom Internet security concerns limited or prevented from certain actions on the Internet, 2019

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per centPer cent12.312.36.06.05.85.83.33.33.23.22.02.00.70.7 Prevented from at least one of the following actions on the Internet, totalProviding personal data on social or professional networking servicesOrdering or buying goods or services on the InternetUsing the Internet via public WiFiDownloading software or apps, music, video files, games or other data filesUse of Internet bankingCommunicating with public authorities or public service institutions012345678910111213

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Persons whom Internet security concerns limited or prevented from certain actions on the Internet by age group, 2019

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per centPer cent15.715.76.76.77.27.24.24.26.36.30.80.80.10.116.616.66.86.88.28.26.06.05.05.01.11.10.60.615.215.28.08.05.45.44.24.23.13.12.32.31.11.111.511.55.75.76.56.53.03.03.23.22.12.10.70.79.99.95.85.84.84.81.71.71.51.53.23.21.41.44.54.52.42.42.42.40.40.40.40.41.81.80.20.216–24 years25–34 years35–44 years45–54 years55–64 years65–74 years Prevented from at least one of the following actions on the Internet, totalProviding personal data on social or professional networking servicesOrdering or buying goods or services on the InternetUsing the Internet via public WiFiDownloading software or apps, music, video files, games or other data filesUse of Internet bankingCommunicating with public authorities or public service institutions024681012141618

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In 2019, 7 per cent of population aged 16–74, in the period of 12 months before the survey, faced Internet security problems while using the Internet for private purposes. 3.4 per cent of population received fraudulent messages (phishing), 3.2 per cent – got redirected to fake websites asking for personal information (pharming). 0.8 per cent of people noticed their social network or e‑mail account being hacked and content being posted or sent without their knowledge, 0.6 per cent – lost their documents, pictures or other data due to a virus or other malware.


Persons who faced with Internet security problems, 2019

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per centPer cent3.43.43.23.20.80.80.60.60.30.30.30.30.20.20.10.1Receiving fraudulent messages (phishing)Getting redirected to fake websites asking for personal information(pharming)Your social network or e-mail account being hacked and content beingposted or sent without your knowledgeLoss of documents, pictures or other data due to a virus or other infectionFraudulent credit or debit card useFinancial loss resulting from identity theft, receiving fraudulent messages orbeing redirected to fake websitesMisuse of your personal information available on the Internet resulting ine.g. discrimination, harassment, bullyingOnline identity theft (somebody stealing your personal data andimpersonating you, e.g. shopping under your name)01230.250.50.751.251.51.752.252.52.753.253.53.75

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The majority of Internet users (90 per cent) had to perform at least one of identification procedures to access online services. The most frequent identification procedures used for online services were login with username and password (60 per cent) and electronic identification certificate or card used with a card reader or with an app (57 per cent).


Identification procedures used for online services, 2020

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per centPer cent60.060.056.656.627.827.826.226.224.524.513.613.62.52.58.98.949.949.947.047.023.123.121.821.820.320.311.311.32.12.1Percentage of persons who have used the Internet within 3 months prior to the surveyPercentage of individualsSimple login with username and passwordElectronic identification certificate or card used with a card reader or with anappSecurity tokenMobile phone (e.g. a code received via a message)Social networkingOther electronic identification procedure, e.g. mobile signatureCode card (e.g. plastic code card, etc.)No electronic identification procedure ever used05101520253035404550556065

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The Internet users take various actions to control access to personal information on the Internet (such as name, date of birth, ID card number, contacts, credit card number, photos, location). In 2020, almost half (45 per cent) of all Internet users read privacy policy statements before providing personal information, 40 per cent – did not consent to the use of personal information for advertising purposes. One third of Internet users limited access to profile or content on social networking sites or shared online storage space, the same number of Internet users restricted or denied access to their geographical location. 22 per cent of Internet users have checked whether the website where personal information is required is secure.


Individuals who performed the listed actions related to access to personal information on the Internet, 2020

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per centPer cent46.446.439.539.533.433.433.133.122.122.12.12.138.538.532.832.827.727.727.527.518.318.31.81.8Percentage of persons who have used the Internet within 3 months prior to the surveyPercentage of individualsRead privacy policy statements before providing personal informationDid not consent to the use of personal information for advertising purposesLimited access to profile or content on social networking sites or sharedonline storage spaceRestricted or denied access to their geographical locationHave checked whether the website where personal information is required issecureAsked a website or search engine administrator or provider for access totheir personal data in order to update or delete them0510152025303540455055

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In 2020, 75 per cent of population aged 16–74, who used the Internet in the period of 3 months before the survey, knew that cookies can be used to track user activity on the Internet and offer personalized advertising. 85 per cent of persons in the youngest age group (aged 16–24) knew about the purpose of cookies, while in the 65–74 age group, the number of the Internet users who were aware of the purpose of cookies was almost twice as low (47 per cent). Half of the Internet users were somewhat concerned about their online activities being recorded, one in three – not concerned at all, 16 per cent – very concerned.


Persons concerned about cookies, 2020

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent74.874.885.485.486.186.183.083.071.771.758.058.046.846.816.416.413.813.816.616.617.517.521.421.413.713.710.510.550.550.552.052.052.952.953.453.447.247.249.549.544.544.533.133.134.234.230.530.529.029.031.331.336.836.845.045.0Know that cookies can be used to track user activity on the Internet and offer personalized advertisingVery concerned about online activities being recorded to provide tailored advertisingSomewhat concerned about online activities being recorded to provide tailored advertisingNot concerned at all about online activities being recorded to provide tailored advertising All persons aged 16–7416–24 years25–34 years35–44 years45–54 years55–64 years65–74 years0255075100

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Persons who have performed cookies-related activities, 2020

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent24.024.034.634.630.730.728.028.020.920.912.312.38.08.016.616.630.230.221.321.316.216.211.611.610.510.54.94.9Have ever changed the Internet browser settings to prevent or limit the storage of cookies on the computerHave used anti-tracking software All persons aged 16–7416–24 years25–34 years35–44 years45–54 years55–64 years65–74 years010203040

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Six out of ten persons aged 16–74 who used smartphones stated that their smartphone had some kind of security software or service which was installed automatically or provided with the operating system, 6 per cent – installed or subscribed themselves or by somebody else, while a quarter of population did not know if their phone had such software or system. In the 65–74 age group, there were almost half of such persons (48 per cent).


Persons whose smartphone has (has not) any kind of security software or service, 2020

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent59.961.663.763.559.155.843.06.15.97.86.96.63.13.29.717.112.09.66.15.06.025.316.717.121.329.336.947.8Installed automatically or provided with the operating systemInstalled or subscribed by person him- or herself or by somebody elseNoDo not know All persons aged 16–7416–24 years25–34 years35–44 years45–54 years55–64 years65–74 years0255075100

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4 per cent of population aged 16–74 who used smartphones stated that they had lost information, documents, pictures or other kind of data on a smartphone as a result of a virus or other malware, 92 per cent – did not encounter such problems.


Persons who have/have not lost information, documents, pictures or other kind of data on a smartphone as a result of a virus or other malware, 2020

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent3.63.44.72.84.02.44.691.291.692.792.590.591.183.55.25.24.94.92.62.64.74.75.55.56.56.511.811.8Have lostHave not lostDo not know All persons aged 16–7416–24 years25–34 years35–44 years45–54 years55–64 years65–74 years0255075100

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Persons who have denied (have not denied) or restricted access to personal data at least once when using or installing an app on a smartphone, 2020

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent42.053.957.948.431.921.615.139.939.336.539.143.443.038.210.85.64.27.914.221.121.87.31.21.44.510.514.324.9Denied at least onceHave never deniedDo not know it is possibleDo not use applications All persons aged 16–7416–24 years25–34 years35–44 years45–54 years55–64 years65–74 years0255075100

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   Business

 

In 2019, 93 per cent of enterprises used ICT security tools. Most enterprises (79.8 per cent) applied constant software updating, 68.4 per cent – data backup in separate locations, 65.6 per cent – strong password authentication.


Enterprises using ICT security tools, 2019

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per centPer cent93.093.079.879.868.468.465.665.653.553.528.328.326.826.825.525.523.623.622.522.514.714.791.891.876.776.764.764.762.462.447.747.724.224.220.920.922.322.319.219.217.617.614.014.097.397.391.291.281.281.275.775.773.773.742.042.044.844.834.234.237.237.237.437.416.116.199.799.797.397.393.693.691.591.592.092.058.258.281.681.659.859.863.863.869.169.123.423.4 Total by employees10–49 employees50–249 employees250 employees and over ICT security tools, totalConstant software updatingData backup in separate locationsStrong password authenticationNetwork access controlICT security testVPN (Virtual Private Network extends a private network across a publicnetwork to enable secure exchange of data over public netwok)Encryption techniques for data, documents or e-mailsICT risk assessmentMaintaining log files analysis after cyber incidentsUser identification using via biometric methods0102030405060708090100110

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In 2019, 66.6 per cent of enterprises informed the employees about their duties related with ICT security in the following ways: voluntary training – 42.3 per cent of enterprises (large enterprises – 79.8 per cent), compulsory training – 21.4 per cent (large enterprises – 43.9 per cent), by contract – 54.4 per cent (large enterprises – 73.1 per cent).


Methods of informing persons employed about ICT security, 2019

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent66.666.654.454.442.342.321.421.462.962.951.751.737.937.918.918.979.579.564.264.256.556.529.629.692.692.673.173.179.879.843.943.9 Total by employees10–49 employees50–249 employees250 employees and over Method of informing about ICT security, totalBy contractVoluntary trainingCompulsory training0255075100

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In 2019, 85.6 per cent of enterprises had ICT security functions carried out by their own employees or external suppliers. 63.8 per cent of enterprises entrusted the performance of these ICT security functions to external suppliers, while in 84 per cent of large enterprises, these functions were carried out by own employees.


Performance of ICT functions in enterprises, 2019

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent85.685.646.346.363.863.883.383.343.543.561.361.394.294.252.752.773.573.597.997.984.084.072.672.6 Total by employees10–49 employees50–249 employees250 employees and over ICT security function executors, totalOwn employeesExternal suppliers0255075100125

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In 2019, 35.9 per cent of enterprises had document on ICT security measures, 65.2 per cent – large enterprises. Measures explained in ICT security document: management of access rights for the usage of ICT – 81.6 per cent, storage, protection, access, processing of data – 89.5 per cent, procedures, rules to prevent or respond to security incidents – 71.5 per cent, responsibility, rights and duties of persons employed in the field of ICT – 75.6 per cent, training of persons employed in the safe usage of ICT – 75.6 per cent.


Enterprises having document on ICT security measures, 2019

       
Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per centPer centCompared to enterprises having document on ICT security measures100.0100.089.589.581.681.675.675.675.675.671.571.5100.0100.087.787.779.679.672.672.672.672.668.968.9100.0100.093.893.885.385.381.681.681.681.677.577.5100.0100.097.197.195.195.193.193.193.193.182.982.9 Total by employees10–49 employees50–249 employees250 employees and over Measures explained in ICT security document, totalStorage, protection, access, processing of dataManagement of access rights for the usage of ICTResponsibility, rights and duties of persons employed in the field of ICTTraining of persons employed in the safe usage of ICTProcedures, rules to prevent or respond to security incidents0102030405060708090100110

 

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per centPer centCompared to all companies35.935.932.232.229.329.327.227.227.227.225.725.732.932.928.828.826.226.223.923.923.923.922.722.745.245.242.442.438.538.536.936.936.936.935.035.065.265.263.363.362.062.060.660.660.660.654.054.0 Total by employees10–49 employees50–249 employees250 employees and over Measures explained in ICT security document, totalStorage, protection, access, processing of dataManagement of access rights for the usage of ICTResponsibility, rights and duties of persons employed in the field of ICTTraining of persons employed in the safe usage of ICTProcedures, rules to prevent or respond to security incidents0510152025303540455055606570

 

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Enterprises which had problems due to ICT security related incidents, 2018

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent16.016.011.311.38.88.81.51.514.614.610.110.18.28.21.31.322.122.116.416.411.311.31.91.918.918.914.914.910.110.13.23.2 Total by employees10–49 employees50–249 employees250 employees and over Problems due to ICT security related incidents, totalUnavailability of ICT servicesDestruction or corruption of dataDisclosure of confidential data0510152025

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In 2019, 3.6 per cent of enterprises had insurance against ICT security incidents: 9.6 per cent of large, 5.9 per cent of medium‑sized and 2.9 of small‑sized enterprises.


Enterprises having insurance against ICT security incidents, 2019

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent3.63.62.92.95.95.99.69.6 Total by employees10–49 employees50–249 employees250 employees and over03581013

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