US data laws spur encryption take-up
John E Dunn reports:
Data security laws are now the main reason US companies take up encryption, for the first time surpassing even anxiety over data breaches, a new report by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Symantec has found.
Reporting for its fourth year in 2010, US Enterprise Encryption Trends found that regulations were cited as the biggest factor for using encryption by 69 percent of the nearly 1,000 survey IT security respondents in larger companies and government.
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