75% Worldwide are Fearful of Cyber Attacks, Reveals Survey


Three quarters of surveyed adults (75 percent) across 10 countries say they are fearful that cyber hackers are carrying out attacks on major industries and sectors of the economy in their countries, according to the results of a survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Honeywell. Two-thirds of those surveyed thought that the oil and gas, chemicals, and power industries were particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks.

“The threat of cyber attacks on industrial and critical infrastructure targets is growing rapidly and our customers are demanding effective cyber security to assist them in protecting their assets and people,” said Jeff Zindel, global business leader for Honeywell Process Solutions’ Industrial Cyber Security group.

To accelerate proprietary research and development of new technologies, the Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security group established the Industrial Cyber Security Lab in Atlanta Georgia in late 2014. In April 2015, they launched the first digital dashboard designed to proactively monitor, measure, and manage cyber security risk in the industrial environment and most recently announced collaboration with Intel Security to help bolster protection of critical industrial infrastructure and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

The survey had a national sample of 5,065 adults who were interviewed online, including roughly 500 interviews in each of Australia, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Great Britain, and the United States. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error.

Watch this video to learn more about the survey results.