Smart devices, mobile phones and tablets are becoming the control hub for the myriad of connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) – as are bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in many organizations today. But this is creating unique and heightened security risks for IT professionals, such as higher exposure to data breaches, malware and compliance violations. BYOD is no longer an industry trend; it’s a fact of life for enterprise-wide operations and the IT organizations that must support them.
Given how difficult it is to define the enterprise data perimeter (let alone secure it), the best way to protect sensitive information is to make sure attackers can’t read or use it if they manage to gain access. Encrypt everything: it’s a recommendation circulated for years in the enterprise security community.
Unfortunately, according to Forrester, only 13% of global firms encrypt all data. Nearly half (45%) encrypt little to no data.