2021 Unisys Security Index™ United Kingdom
Key Findings in the United Kingdom
Internet security concerns jumped dramatically, up 18 points YoY to become the highest area of concern in the UK.
More than two-thirds of UK respondents are unaware of who to report scams to if they became a victim
Almost half of British workers are unwilling to share their COVID vaccination status with their employer
Almost two thirds of British workers are uncomfortable with their employer monitoring their log-in and log-out times when working remotely
Half of Brits are unaware of SMS phishing, and over two thirds don't know how to report scams
Expert Insights into Cloud and Hybrid Workplace Risks
In the new world of the hybrid workplace, we see very mixed reactions to employer monitoring and tracking. This often includes both monitoring on corporate and personal devices. Corporations therefore need to be very transparent and consistent in their communications with the workforce, to avoid a culture of reluctance and mistrust. More than a third of consumers do not see themselves as being primarily responsible for their own digital security – which highlights how many threat actors continue to be successful. A change in cybersecurity culture can mitigate a lot of risk for organisations.
Digital Workplace Solutions Strategy Lead, Unisys