Date Added: Dec 2008
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, 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.