Survey: The state of encryption is strong, but mind the gaps

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CSO staff

State of encryption

A recent survey of 1,700 IT decision makers from network and endpoint security provider Sophos finds that while many companies take the security of their customer data seriously and the use of encryption is growing, employee data is not protected to the same level.

For example, 31 percent of the companies surveyed that store employee bank data admit that the details are not always encrypted. Forty-three percent of the companies holding sensitive employee HR files don’t always encrypt them, and nearly half of those that store employee healthcare information (47 percent) fail to consistently encrypt these records.

The slides that follow highlight these and other key findings from the survey.

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