Encryption Set to Go Mainstream

Enterprises now driven to build encryption into infrastructure, processes

February 10, 2007

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SAN FRANCISCO -- RSA Conference -- Enterprises are about to stop asking when to encrypt their data and start doing it on a wholesale, platform-level basis.

That's the conclusion of a new study unveiled here this week by the Ponemon Institute LLC , a security and privacy research firm, and sponsored by PGP Corp.

About two thirds of large U.S. businesses currently have some sort of encryption strategy in place, and 16 percent of organizations have developed an enterprise-wide plan, according to the report.

"We've been researching encryption for years, and it hasn't ever reached this level of importance in enterprises before," says Larry "Eponymous" Ponemon. "Traditionally, enterprises have approached encryption in a piecemeal fashion, sort of applying it where they felt it was needed. This data suggests they're being a lot more strategic in their decisions."

Get the full story at Dark Reading.Tim Wilson, Site Editor, Dark Reading

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