UAE shows far higher levels of trust in IoT tech compared with European nations, according to research commissioned by Palo Alto Networks.
The UAE has far higher levels of trust in IoT technologies, such as smart home devices and wearables, compared to Europe, according to research commissioned by Palo Alto Networks.
The research shows that 71% of respondents surveyed in the UAE believe that IoT technology is secure, compared to an EMEA average of just 38%.
In the UAE, just 22% of respondents think IoT technology is either ‘not very secure’ or ‘not at all secure’.
The survey results are likely to resonate in the UAE, which is keen to utilise IoT and AI to help drive economic growth.
In March, Dubai published its IoT Strategy including a bold vision to build the world’s most advanced IoT ecosystem in a bid to improve people’s lives. The strategy aims to achieve the objectives of the Smart Dubai Plan 2021 to transition to a 100% paperless government.
Haider Pasha, Regional Chief Security Officer, Emerging Markets, Palo Alto Networks, said: “The level of trust in IoT technology in the UAE appears to be far ahead of the EMEA average. This is very encouraging for the UAE, especially in light of the country’s commitment to harness the power of technologies including IoT and AI for economic growth and development. Continuing to work on maintaining this trust is vital to help this technology reach its full transformative potential.”