The new top driver for encryption is revealed — and it’s personal!

For the first time ever, results show encryption is being used to protect personal customer data more than for any other reason – even more than to meet compliance mandates. The 2020 Global Encryption Trends Study highlights how leading organizations are applying their encryption strategies, with detailed insights into the use cases that are growing the fastest.


have an encryption strategy applied consistently across their enterprise.

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reported an increase in encryption use within public cloud services over the last 4 years.

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say their organization plans to use blockchain.

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Now in its 15th year the 2020 Global Encryption Trends Study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, is based on a survey of 6,457 individuals in 17 countries/regions.

To find out more about the latest encryption trends and deployment choices, download the report and discover how to protect the digital information you care about most.

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