Your Cyber Score shows how well
you can resist cyber attacks
Your exact score is based on how many points you receive for protecting your assets. Assets are things like accounts, devices and data files.
Your Cyber Score goes up and down over time like your credit score.
Your score determines your range - unprotected, poor, fair, good, or strong. The better your range the lower your risk of being attacked.
How are Cyber Scores calculated?
Online security is a bit complicated because it’s personal. What will protect you is different than what will protect your best friend. Your score is calculated based on your “attack surface” (what you have that needs protecting – also known as your assets), your vulnerabilities, threats that apply to you, and protections you have in place.
First we want to know - what do you need to protect? Assets include your devices (not just computers and phones but also home devices like smart doorbells), your key accounts, your identity and your data.
An action is something you can do to protect an asset or your overall online security. For instance, a stronger password on your bank account is an action. Another is ensuring higher privacy setting on your social media accounts to protect your overall security.
Threats are sources of potential attack or harm. Most are intentional like scammers who send phishing emails or malicious hackers who create new computer viruses. Some are unintentional such as when a company you do business with fails to protect your data from being stolen.
Certain assets are more likely to be targeted than others, so we apply weights to assets based on threat data. Threat targets change over time which may make it more important for you to add protection to a specific device or account.
Not all actions are equally protective. You will get more points for the actions that are the most protective.
3GO’s assessments, scoring methodology and mitigative action recommendations are based on the 3GO Security and Privacy Control Catalog adapted from the NIST 800-53 cybersecurity framework by our Cybersecurity Advisory Board and outside experts.
You. We won’t share your score with anyone without your written permission.
We do not share or sell your contact information or data that can be connected with you.
Once you know your risk level, we encourage to take actions to protect yourself and your assets. This will help raise your score.
More than half of all consumers have experienced a cyber crime, with one in three falling victim in 2021 alone. A higher score means you are less likely to become a victim.
Yes. The vast majority of cyber attacks on individuals would be prevented by taking the actions recommended by 3GO. Of course, no one can ever be 100% protected.