Unisys Global Security Index
July 17, 2017 | By David Lyndon |
UNISYS SECURITY INDEX
Security concerns on the rise around the world
The 2017 Unisys Security Index has revealed a global uplift in anxiety around cyber and physical security with a 20% increase in overall security concern since 2014. Identity theft and bankcard fraud are the leading global threats, while developed countries show a dramatic rise in security concerns overall. Surprisingly, consumers are more worried about these issues than even their own personal safety.
In the study, conducted by Reputation Leaders, the Unisys Security Index measured concerns of consumers in 13 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific on issues related to national, personal, financial and Internet security around the world.
Unisys plays a prominent role in efforts to combat risk through the technology products and services it provides to governments and major industries across the globe. Unisys’ commitments to public and financial safety and security are the reasons for the creation of this index to monitor progress in these areas.
The Unisys Security Index is the only regular snapshot of security concerns conducted globally. Launched globally in 2H 2007 the Unisys Security Index provides a regular, statistically robust measure of concerns about eight areas of security from National Security through to Personal Security.
The study revealed that people want to be gatekeepers of their personal data but in a world where we have less and less control, concern is rising
- Security concerns globally among individuals are high and rising – particularly amongst women, young people and those with lower incomes
- Security concerns are highest in developing markets, however, concern in developed countries is increasing faster
- The top two concerns in every country are identity theft or bankcard fraud
People want the smart help and support of connected devices as long as they can control who and when their private data goes to
“With consumer anxiety over security and privacy at an all-time high, this is a wakeup call for businesses and government institutions alike to build security into everything they do – protecting both perimeters as well as communities within the network.”
Tom Patterson: Chief Trust Officer and VP of Unisys Stealth® security, Unisys