More firms turn to cryptography and database security to protect data


More firms turn to cryptography and database security to protect data

Antony Savvas

More companies are deploying cryptography and database security to protect their data, according to a survey of more than 6,500 information security professionals.

The (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study, conducted by analyst Frost & Sullivan, found that 66% of respondents had deployed cryptography and 65% had put in database security systems.

The most widely deployed security technologies were firewalls (92%), physical security (79%), intrusion detection (78%), and identity and access management (73%).

Wireless and vulnerability management technologies, both deployed by only 57% of the respondents surveyed, were outside the top 10 technologies identified.

"Consistent with recent headlines that highlight great concerns with data loss, this study suggests that companies are making investments in this area, indicating a growing trend to implement security beyond the perimeter," said John Colley, managing director for (ISC)2 EMEA.

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