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Enterprise Data Encryption Hits All-time High

A new report by the Ponemon Institute shows 45% of organizations have a comprehensive encryption policy in place.

More organizations are encrypting their data, according to a new study. The 2019 Global Encryption Trends Study just released by the Ponemon Institute found that use of encryption among enterprises has reached an all-time high.

While crime novels and mainstream news stories tend to focus on the dangers of hackers, the survey reports that IT executives fear sensitive data threats from employee errors (54% report this as their primary concern) more than fear external hackers (30%) and malicious insiders (21%) combined.

Organizations are responding to this worry by implementing enterprise encryption policies, with 45% of companies reporting that they have a comprehensive encryption policy in place. And the biggest challenge these companies face in implementing their encryption policy? Discovery, or just knowing what data exists that needs to be protected, is listed as the main challenge for 69% of those responding.

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