Americans rate national security as their new top security concern, according to a new Unisys Security Index.
Fears of hacking have also risen dramatically according to the report released Tuesday. Sixty-eight percent of Americans said they were "seriously concerned" about national security, while 56 percent said they were concerned with malware and hacking. Both figures rose dramatically since the last survey in 2014, when 47 percent of people said they were concerned about national security and 36 percent said hacking and malware was an issue they were worried about.
"Americans are feeling an acute loss of control when it comes to all different types of security," Bill Searcy, vice president of Justice, Law Enforcement, and Border Security for Unisys, told The Hill. "National security has risen to the top because Americans feel they cannot control what is happening around them."
More than 13,000 people from 13 countries were surveyed by Unisys Security Index in April 2017.
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