Report: Compliance biggest driver of encryption

The biggest driver of encryption technology is the need to comply with privacy or data security regulations, according to a new report.

In a survey of more than 5,000 business and IT managers, 61 percent told the Ponemon Institute that compliance was the main driver, followed by 50 percent who said that protecting enterprise intellectual property was the main driver, and 49 percent who pointed to protecting information against specific, identified threats and 47 percent who said that protecting customer personal information was a main drivers.

By comparison, only 8 percent said that avoiding public disclosure after a data breach was a main driver.

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