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Market Survey 2014: The Year of Encryption [Infographic]

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The '2014: The Year of Encryption' market survey examined the views of this year's delegates at Europe’s largest information security event, Infosecurity Europe 2014.

Despite the acknowledged economic benefits of outsourcing business functions to third party service providers, including reduced operational costs and streamlined processes, there is growing concern amongst IT professionals about the security of Cloud-based SaaS services and solutions so much so that when selecting a new product or service, data security and information assurance are now regarded as being of equal importance to financial and efficiency gains.

The majority of those surveyed acknowledged that Snowden had undermined users' confidence in the perceived security of Cloud-based solutions, making them more aware of issues such as encryption, data residency and access control, and driving them to consider new information security systems.

Nearly two-thirds say that Snowden's revelations have made them more aware of data security issues, of which approximately 70% have been directly influenced to look at new data security systems including email encryption and file encryption software.

The key findings from the survey include:

  • Nearly two-thirds say that Snowden's revelations have made them more aware of data security issues, of which approximately 70% have been directly influenced to look at new data security systems including email encryption and file encryption software
  • One-in-two people now perceive the Cloud to be less secure as a result of Snowden, with 78% suggesting the story will influence future IT provisioning
  • Only 17% of those surveyed said their existing secure information sharing system was easy to use
    Worryingly, 100% of those not interested in security systems admitted to regularly sharing sensitive / confidential information with external third parties
  • Over two-thirds of people felt that Government certification combined with ease of use would be deciding factors when selecting a data security solution
  • One-third of those surveyed were not aware that upcoming reforms to the European Data Protection Act would impact the way they or their organisation handles and protects data

You can also read more information about the survey at http://www.egress.com/2014-market-survey.

This infographic covers some of the major points of the survey.


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Market survey 2014: The Year of Encryption

60% of those surveyed said that the Edward Snowden revelations have made them more aware of data security

... of which approximately 70% have been directly influenced to look at new data security systems

94% of people looking to invest in new systems are specifically examining secure (encryption) electronic data exchange solutions

Only 17% of those surveyed said their existing secure information sharing system was easy to use

Worryingly, 100% of those not interested in security systems admitted to regularly sharing sensitive / confidential data with external third parties

One-in-two people now perceive the Cloud to be less secure as a result of Snowden

...with 78% suggesting the story will influence future IT provisioning decisions

over two-thirds of people felt that Government certification combined with ease of use would be deciding factors when selecting a data security solution

One-third of those surveyed were not aware that upcoming EU DPA reforms would impact the way they or their organization handles and protects data

*Statistics taken from the Egress Software Technologies survey carried out at Infosecurity Europe 2014:

2014: The Year of Encryption

egress.com/2014-market-survey


Original Source: http://www.egress.com/egress-infographic-june-2014/



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  • Despite the acknowledged economic benefits of outsourcing business functions to third party service providers, including reduced operational costs and streamlined processes, there is growing concern amongst IT professionals about the security of Cloud-based SaaS services and solutions so much so that when selecting a new product or service, data security and information assurance are now regarded as being of equal importance to financial and efficiency gains.
  • The majority of those surveyed acknowledged that Snowden had undermined users' confidence in the perceived security of Cloud-based solutions, making them more aware of issues such as encryption, data residency and access control, and driving them to consider new information security systems.