Filipino consumers recorded the highest level of concern about security issues among the 13 countries surveyed in the 2017 Unisys Security Index.
The overall Unisys Security Index for the Philippines is 243 on a scale of 0 to 300, considered a serious level of concern and is 70 points or 40 percent higher than the global average.
The Unisys Security Index is a global study that gauges the attitudes of consumers on a wide range of issues related to national, personal, financial and Internet security.
The study polled 1,000 adults in the Philippines in April 2017. Other countries surveyed were Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, UK and the US.
“Consumers are concerned about the issues that are most likely to impact them personally,” John Kendall, director of border and national security programs, Unisys said.
“Approximately nine in ten Filipinos are seriously concerned about identity theft, credit card/debit fraud and computer security reflecting the very real threat that their personal details may be stolen and sold on the dark web – highlighted by last year’s breach of the Philippine voter registry database,” he said.
The report said the top areas of security concern for Filipinos were identity theft, natural disaster, bank card fraud and viruses/hacking.