What are the risks that people see in different areas of the world? People in India, for example, consider train travel a risk, whilst Americans and Brits are more concerned about terrorist attacks.
These are some of the results of a recent survey conducted by Saab.
Saab Civil Security Report measures and compares how security is experienced in ten countries. More than 10 000 people were interviewed concerning their feelings about security in the fields of IT, transport and energy, from a personal, national and global perspective.
The results show that the level of national security is felt to have fallen during recent years. All of 51 percent consider that the risk for a terrorist attack against their country has increased. Climate changes are today seen as one of the greatest global threats – greater, even, than the risk of one’s own country being drawn into an international military conflict.
Understanding different markets’ needs for security solutions
“We want to establish a picture of how security is seen in different countries. Saab offers security solutions over the whole world, and meets different cultures and environments. In order to best meet the needs of these markets we have to understand them better, explains Gunilla Fransson, business unit manager, Saab Security.
There are clear differences from country to country. In South Africa, the United Kingdom, USA and Sweden, many people are, for example, concerned about increased international crime. In Brazil 64 percent consider that there is a significant risk of credit card fraud, whilst the equivalent figure for Finland is 22 percent. Concerning IT security, people in the United Kingdom, the USA, South Africa, Australia and Brazil all consider that personal integrity runs a high risk of being compromised.
The survey was carried out as follows
The survey was conducted by United Minds in ten countries: Australia, Brazil, Finland, India, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany and the USA. These countries have a good global spread and also comprise some of Saab’s most significant markets. Some 1 000 men and women of varying ages from each country responded to questions in a web-based survey regarding their feelings about security.
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