With Data Breaches Increasing, a Strategic Approach to Encryption Is Essential
Why are enterprises using encryption? What encryption applications are in use? How are organizations planning for encryption?
Those are just a few of the questions that the Ponemon Institute, sponsored by PGP Corporation, sought to answer in its fourth annual survey, “U.S. Enterprise Encryption Trends.”
With the frequency and costs of data breaches on the rise, the survey of nearly 1,000 business and IT leaders concluded that “the need for encryption is more apparent than ever.”
This TechBrief summarizes the key findings of the survey.
Breaches continue to be a huge problem
Demonstrating that there has been no letup in data breaches, 85% of the organizations surveyed had at least one breach in the last 12 months, virtually unchanged from the 84% in 2008. Companies experiencing five or more breaches rose...