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Unisys has conducted annual reports on leading security concerns across the globe and within the United States since 2007. Over the years, global and national business trends have shifted rapidly toward a more connected, global workplace – one where data rules and cybercrime can be fatal.
Issues of national security have intensified, following a string of terror attacks across the Western world, broad political shifts in Europe and the U.S., and heightening tensions in global foreign relations.
Thus, the results of the 2017 Unisys Security Index U.S. Report are hardly shocking.
Americans Even More Worried About Cybersecurity
While national security related to the war on terrorism has claimed the top area of concern for survey respondents in the U.S., cybersecurity has simultaneously surged in the results, with 56 percent of surveyed consumers indicating they are “extremely” or “very” concerned about hacking, malware and viruses. This marks an increase of 55 percent since 2014.
The alarm over matters of cybersecurity makes sense, considering the current threat landscape. Just last month, global ransomware virus WannaCry tore its way through the enterprise. A growing number of major corporations still are cleaning up from disastrous incidents occurring as far back as 2014. Some industries and government agencies are even worried about hacking’s threat to American infrastructure.
Many businesses remain underprepared for cyber threats such as hacking and malware. They need resources that can help them fill their security gaps without breaking their budgets – and luckily, these organizations have several options for third-party services to make strides in their security programs at a reasonable investment.
- Managed security services, for instance, can provide 24/7 monitoring and reporting along with a host of SOC-level features.
- Malware analysis and risk assessments can quickly and easily show firms an accurate picture of their risk situation, plus concrete plans to address threats.
- Penetration testing and deep space research can offer unique insights into organization-specific vulnerabilities that could elude standard scanning practices.
These are just a few of the kinds of services and products that can help businesses and other entities stop worrying and start making moves.
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