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Corporate Encryption Policies Gain Traction

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As tales of data breaches and cyber espionage make their way into the public consciousness, many organizations are struggling with how to respond to these increasing threats. To address this, a large majority (84%) of respondents in a recent survey said that they had considered a security strategy of encrypting all sensitive data; coupling algorithmic safeguards with secure backups.

In the report from Vormetric, the surveyed professionals shared insights into the thinking of large enterprises when it comes to cybersecurity concerns. “Could encrypting everything result in a more simplified strategy for technology, saving costs and improving security posture now and in the future? The idea is compelling, and the majority of leaders we questioned felt that this could be a good idea,” the report noted. “Currently, IANS recommends that organizations look at encryption more strategically, potentially exploring an ‘encrypt everything’ approach in the near future.”

Understandably given the current landscape, industry professionals are concerned with protecting sensitive data within their systems and elsewhere. Overwhelmingly, respondents said that they’re contending with moving into cloud and outsourced service models, while simultaneously combating resourceful attackers looking to compromise data from core systems.

The other half of this two part conversation is backups. With questions about the security of cloud based services, businesses are looking in multiple directions to find a solution that fits a new era of concerns. Some are embracing the magnetic tape model, reasoning that physically separated hardware is unable to be compromised or corrupted by attackers; as others investigate enterprise grade disaster recovery options. Even though these advanced systems often have cloud components, the combination of business side encryption with complete customization leads to a significantly lower chance of actual penetration.

Any way that you look at it, organizations have entered a new age of information security concerns. The Data Vault has been helping our partners navigate the troubled waters of records management (digital or physical) for over 30 years and our commitment to addressing modern threats is second to none. Contact us today if you have any questions or concerns about your current practices, and one of our experts will consult with you to find a solution that fits your unique needs.

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