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Filipino consumers’ anxiety levels escalate. What’s stoking their fear?

Filipino consumers recorded the most number of security-related issues among the 13 countries surveyed in the 2017 Unisys Security Index.

Filipino consumers recorded the most number of security-related issues among the 13 countries surveyed in the 2017 Unisys Security Index.

The global study gauges the attitudes of consumers on a wide-range of issues related to national, personal, financial and Internet security.

The overall Unisys Security Index for the Philippines is 243 on a scale of 0 to 300, 70 points higher than the global average.
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The study polled 1,000 adults in the Philippines last April. The 12 other countries surveyed were Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, UK and the U.S.

?Consumers are concerned about the issues that are most likely to impact them personally,? said John Kendall, director of border and national security programs at Unisys.

?Approximately nine in 10 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 added.

Aside from identity theft, other top areas of security concern for Filipinos are natural disaster, bank card fraud and viruses/hacking.

The Philippines is the only country where natural disasters ranked in the top two concerns.

Unisys is a global information technology company that specializes in providing industry-focused solutions integrated with leading-edge security to clients in the government, financial analytics, cloud and infrastructure services, application services and application server software.

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