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Unisys survey: Americans worry as much about data theft as physical harm at big events

Michelle Caffrey
Unisys survey: Americans worry as much about data theft as physical harm at big events

Metal detectors, bag searches and strict carry-in rules are the norm at big events across the country, where worries over potential safety threats are both palpable and justified. A new survey from Blue Bell-based Unisys shows that just as many U.S. residents are afraid of a different kind of attack in the same setting — having their data stolen. The 2019 Unisys Security Index, in its 13th year, found that 50% of U.S. respondents said they were seriously concerned about a criminal attack causing physical harm while at a large-scale event, like a music festival or sporting event, while 52% of the same respondents said they were seriously concerned about having sensitive data stolen through public Wi-Fi.