Key Findings in Belgium
Internet security concerns jumped, up 5 points YoY to become the highest area of concern in Belgium, however:
Three out of five are wary of clicking on suspicious links in emails or text messages, but two out of five are unwary.
About half of Belgians are unaware of scams like SMS phishing where scammers use texts to gain personal information
Two thirds of Belgian employees are not comfortable with their employer monitoring login and log out times while working remotely
Half of Belgians agrees with computerized facial recognition to identify criminals
Impact of Hybrid Work across Industries
Cyberattacks are increasingly in the news, so it’s not surprising that the average consumer is experiencing a degree of data breach fatigue. Our data shows that this fatigue is prevalent across Europe, but this behaviour also puts many businesses at risk. Without proper network security, one click from a home-based employee can put your company's crown jewels at risk. Therefore, employers need to rethink how and where to focus their attention. Organisations need to look beyond running employee security training programmes and look at tools that can encrypt data, segment your network so that an intruder cannot move laterally across the network, and extend identity and access authentication measures.
Delivery Lead Belgium and International Institutions, Unisys
A Regional Perspective
The 2021 Unisys Security Index was conducted in 11 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Click on a country below to dive into the local findings.