Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The human factor in laptop encryption

Encryption is one of the most important security tools in the defense of information assets. Ponemon Institute has conducted numerous studies on organizations’ use of encryption to prevent the loss of sensitive and confidential information. These studies have shown that encryption can be an effective deterrent. However, our studies also show that in order to be effective, encryption requires organizations and users to take appropriate steps to make sure sensitive and confidential information is protected as much as possible.
Ponemon Institute conducted this study sponsored by Absolute Software on The Human Factor in Laptop Encryption to understand employees’ perceptions about ensuring that information assets entrusted to their care are effectively managed in encryption environments, especially the use of whole disk encryption on laptop computers.

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