Key Findings Globally
Despite increased levels of concern around internet security, the survey found a lack of awareness of cybersecurity threats is leading employees to inadvertently put their employer’s network at risk.
More than half are unaware of mobile security risks like SMS phishing
Nearly 4 in 5 are unaware of SIM jacking or PAC fraud, when a scammer can access your phone from theirs
Nearly half of workers are downloading unauthorized apps or software for work purposes
Nearly 2 in 5 think it’s someone else’s responsibility to keep data secure when working from home
Expert Insights into Cloud and Hybrid Workplace Risks
The 2021 Survey
Conducted in 11 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
It’s likely that most haven’t thought about the security risks of ad-hoc and personally-preferred software and applications. What began as BYOD has grown into the apps, services, social and gaming environments. But as nearly half of employees download unauthorized tools and software as our personal and professional lives weave into each other, it means that malware or viruses can enter work networks, oftentimes with little or no record of a breach. That’s a big problem.
— Gene Chao,
senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Computing Solutions and Cybersecurity Solutions, Unisys