puts sensitive data
The research reveals enterprises are
struggling with cloud complexity as the
demand for digitally transformative
technologies outpaces security needs.
hales, a leader in critical information systems,
cybersecurity and data security, has announced that the
rush to Digital Transformation is putting sensitive data
at risk for organisations worldwide. That is according
to the company’s 2019 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition
with research and analysis from IDC. As organisations embrace new
technologies, such as multi-cloud deployments, they are struggling
to implement proper data security.
Sensitive data is everywhere
A total of 97% of the survey respondents reported their
organisation was already underway with some level of Digital
Transformation and, with that, confirmed they are using and
exposing sensitive data within these environments. Aggressive
digital transformers are most at risk for data breaches but
alarmingly the study found that less than a third of respondents
(only 30%) are using encryption within these environments.
The study also found a few key areas where encryption
adoption and usage are above average: IoT (42%), containers
(47%) and Big Data (45%).
Frank Dickson, Research Vice President for security products
research at IDC said: “Our research shows that no organisation is
immune from data security threats and, in fact, we found that the
most sophisticated organisations are more likely to indicate that
they have experienced a data security breach.
“This trend is consistent no matter how we define the
sophistication of the audience: those who are spending more
on IT security, those for whom data security is a larger portion
of their security budget or those who are further along in their
Digital Transformation journey.” ◊