Every second user in the UAE feels responsible for protecting their gadgets

  • Date: 02-Mar-2023
  • Source: Tahawultech
  • Sector:Retail
  • Country:UAE
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Every second user in the UAE feels responsible for protecting their gadgets









































A new Kaspersky survey exploring the use of smart home devices and attitudes toward their security in the UAE reveals almost half of consumers (49%) who own this equipment feel responsible for its cybersecurity. Millennials aged 25-34 care most about the protection of smart devices in their home.

The global smart home industry highlights rapid consumer growth, building expectations with market analysts, with some segments such as smart security systems and smart locks expected to more than double to $106.3 billion[1] and $13.1 billion[2] by 2030, respectively. The new Kaspersky report unveils how the increasing use of smart devices affects users’ attitude toward security and protection issues.

The willingness to accept responsibility for the protection of smart gadgets at home can be explained by fears of being hacked. The survey shows, that more than half of users (52%) worried about their home network being hacked, and Wi-Fi routers or internet-connected camera systems spying on them (48%).

The biggest concerns were raised about the security of home monitoring systems, internet-connected cameras and smart doors and locks, with 43% of users admitting to being very concerned