Thought Leadership For Unisys

Our 2017 Unisys Security Index revealed that cyber security concerns are on the rise around the world as global consumers become increasingly anxious about issues such as identity theft and bankcard fraud
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A global snapshot

The study 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.

Developed in response to Unisys’ commitments to public and financial safety and security, the Unisys Security Index is the only regular snapshot of security concerns conducted globally. Launched globally in 2007 it provides a regular, statistically robust measure of concerns about eight areas of security from National Security through to Personal Security.

Security concerns on the rise

The published findings showed 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.

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. 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
Unisys Stealth® security