69 percent of respondents said regulatory compliance was one of their main reasons for using encryption, up five points over 2009 and 25 points from 2006
The Ponemon Institute recently released its annual report on encryption trends. The findings showed that data protection and privacy regulations are increasingly important in driving encryption adoption, more so now than the fear of a big data breach, and will continue to be a motivator for channel partners interested in selling encryption technologies to their customers. Ponemon polled close to 1,000 IT and business executives in the U.S. across 15 different sectors. The survey was conducted on behalf of Symantec's PGP division.
This article was originally published on 2010-12-28
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