Businesses fail to apply encryption technology effectively

Encryption is one of the most recognised and widely deployed security controls, yet just 4% of data breaches are considered “secure breaches” where encryption makes stolen files useless, a survey has revealed.

Encryption is most often bought and deployed with “compliance” in mind, which often means it is not aligned to confront real-world security risks, such as skilful intruders and accidental employee overshares, according to the latest report on enterprise encryption by data security firm Vera.

This is one of the key challenges facing organisations in achieving data protection performance and returns on their deployed encryption technology, says the report …

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