New InformationWeek Reports Research Finds 21% of IT Pros Think Their Encryption Initiatives Are Falling Behind Peers'
At 94%, SSL or IPSec VPNs most common encryption deployed; TPM and cloud encryption least used
Feb 7, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Reports (www.reports.informationweek.com), a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. Data Encryption: Ushering In a New Era encompasses analysis of results from InformationWeek's recent 2012 data encryption survey and guides readers in choosing and deploying encryption to support a data-centric security policy. More than 500 business technology professionals responded to this poll.
As longstanding protocols come under attack and sensitive data moves to mobile devices and offsite cloud providers' systems, encryption adoption is growing, albeit modestly. In our 2012 survey, 91% of respondents are using some encryption vs. 86% in our July 2009 poll.
- 67% of our survey respondents encrypt Social Security numbers.
- 49% currently use mobile device encryption for smartphones and tablets.
- 33% have implemented encryption at the database level.
- 19% categorize their encryption use as pervasive, with widespread use across the enterprise.
The report author, Michael A. Davis, serves as CEO of Chicago-based technology and security consultancy Savid Technologies.
For full access to the research data, members can download now: http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/21/8628/Security/research-data-encryption.html
"Despite media attention, Zappos actually is a poster child for proper encryption of credit card data," says report author Michael A. Davis. "They tokenized the data, so nothing was actually breached. The last four digits of a credit card are useless to an attacker. And, Zappos obfuscated passwords. In contrast, only 52% of respondents encrypt credit card numbers, and 35% encrypt data archived on tape."
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