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Adoption of advanced technology continues apace despite security gaps
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 16, 2017 — /BackupReview.info/ – Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces the results of its 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Advanced Technology Edition, issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research. According to the report, 93 percent of respondents will use sensitive data in an advanced technology (defined as cloud, SaaS, big data, IoT and container) environments this year. A majority of those respondents (63 percent) also believe their organizations are deploying these technologies ahead of having appropriate data security solutions in place.
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Fears about cloud decreasing, SaaS usage increasing
Garrett Bekker, principal analyst for Information Security at 451 Research says:
Big data and IoT: big hype, big security threat?
IoT adoption is even higher, with 85 percent of respondents taking advantage of IoT technology and 31 percent using sensitive data within IoT environments. Despite IoT’s popularity, and despite the personal or critical nature of many IoT tools (medical and fitness devices; video cameras and security systems; power meters), only 32 percent of respondents report being “very concerned” about their data. When pressed about their top fears, 36 percent of respondents cited “protecting the sensitive data IoT generates,” followed by “identifying sensitive data” (30 percent) and “privacy concerns” (25 percent).
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Peter Galvin, VP of strategy, Thales e-Security says:
Organizations interested in both taking advantage of advanced technologies and keeping data secure should strongly consider:
Please download a copy of the new 2017 Thales Advanced Technology Report for more detailed security best practices.
Industry insight and views on the latest key management trends can be found on the Thales e-Security blog at www.thales-esecurity.com/blogs
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About Thales e-Security
Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider, Thales is one of Europe’s leading players in the security market. The Group’s security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and enterprise customers to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.
Thales offers world-class cryptographic capabilities and is a global leader in cybersecurity solutions for defence, government, critical infrastructure providers, telecom companies, industry and the financial services sector. With a value proposition addressing the entire data security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions ranging from security consulting, data protection, digital trust management and design, development, integration, certification and security maintenance of cybersecured systems, to cyberthreat management, intrusion detection and security supervision through cybersecurity Operation Centres in France, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Hong Kong.
Peggy Tierney Galvin
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