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The 2021 Hong Kong Encryption Trends Study, the most comprehensive encryption survey in the industry, highlights how organisations in Hong Kong are managing encryption strategies and data security threats across multiple clouds. The results are clear: organisations are expanding their use of encryption technologies into areas such as the cloud and containers as they focus on protecting customer data and intellectual property.

Coverage includes:

  • Multi-cloud encryption strategies
  • Trends in encryption adoption and deployment choices
  • Threats, drivers, and priorities
  • Importance of hardware security modules (HSMs)

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Setting the pace

54% of organisations in Hong Kong have an encryption strategy that is applied consistently across the enterprise, outpacing the global average.

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Key challenges

Two-thirds of respondents report a high rate of pain associated with managing encryption keys.

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Customer data in focus

72% of organisations use encryption to protect customer information.


All boxed up

Nearly half of all organisations deploy encryption for containers, the highest rate worldwide.


Looking forward

Blockchain is close to mainstream adoption with next generation encryption technologies such as quantum algorithms more than five years away.

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