October 15, 2001

Encryption: How prevalent is it?

Author: JT Smith

Information Week: "

Many companies have reassessed their technology initiatives in the month
since the tragic attacks on the United States. Some are focusing on security
measures for IT systems while others are deepening efforts to secure facilities
and intellectual property. Encryption technologies are being used to protect
electronically transmitted data as well as information that's stored or archived.

According to InformationWeek Research's 2001 Global Information Security
Survey, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, 24% of companies
worldwide and 27% in the United States are encrypting data for transmission
or storage."

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