The Unisys Security Insights is a snapshot of the nation’s sense of security, and it provides a statistical measure of consumer concerns to enable organizations make more informed security decisions. The research is conducted by leading market research company Lieberman Research Group.
For the 2015 survey, consumers in the U.S. were asked about their perceptions regarding
• Personal data security, ranked by industry
• Biometrics as a security measure
Levels of concern about cybersecurity are high in some U.S. industry sectors. Depending upon the type of organization, the expectation that a security breach is likely within the next 12 months ranges from 21 percent for utilities to nearly half (44 percent) for retailers.
Perceptions concerning the effectiveness of biometrics are mixed in the U.S. About one third view biometrics as effective, while a similar proportion is unsure.
These findings serve as a reminder for businesses and institutions in the U.S. to review and deploy advanced security measures, to protect consumers from cyber as well as physical threats. A proactive outlook to security is at the heart of an organization’s ability to effectively mitigate risk environment.
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