So Much Data, So Little Encryption

If you go solely by top-level stats on encryption use, you'll come away feeling pretty secure — 86 percent of the 499 business technology professionals responding to our InformationWeek Analytics State of Encryption Survey employ encryption of some type. But that finding doesn't begin to tell the real story. Only 14 percent of respondents say encryption is pervasive in their organizations. Database table-level encryption is in use by just 26 percent, while just 38 percent encrypt data on mobile devices. And 31 percent — more than any other response — characterize the extent of their use as just enough to meet regulatory requirements.



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