Security Slideshow: Self-Encrypting Drives: The Secret to Security?

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 06-16-2011

Self-Encrypting Drives: The Secret to Security?

82% of respondents say their company has reported at least one data breach.

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In 2010, a single data breach cost companies in the U.S. an average of $214 per record, according to a separate report, Ponemon's "2010 Annual Study: U.S. Cost of a Data Breach."

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What's encrypted? (percent respondents)Financial documents (89%)
Trade secrets and intellectual property (52%)Employee Records (41%)Customer data (39%)

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70 percent of respondents say that they believe self-encrypting drives would have "an enormous and positive impact" on safeguarding important company information.

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40% of respondents at firms that use software encryption say they turn it off on their corporate-issued computers.

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64% of respondents say set-up time for self-encrypted drive is faster than for traditional encryption solutions.

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59% of respondents believe self-encrypted drives "provide enhanced scalability in multi-drive situations."

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