Five Ways Encryption Has (or Hasn't) Changed Since Snowden

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Awareness has skyrocketed

Since Snowden's guidance on adopting encryption to keep peeping eyes at bay, awareness around the security solution has gone through the roof. According to WinMagic's 2014 Harris Survey findings, 92 percent of companies are now enforcing encryption capabilities within the enterprise compared to the 38 percent of companies who had no idea what encryption even was in 2011.

The month of June officially marked the one-year anniversary of the infamous Edward Snowden/NSA leaks. From The Guardian's publishing of classified documents, to Snowden's identity unveiling and the revealing of the NSA spying rules, the world was stunned to learn that there really is a "Big Brother" always watching.

Enterprises and consumers alike have been left wondering how to prevent the U.S. government tracking their every move. While this so-called "whistle blower" continues making headlines, Snowden has made public claims stating, "the first effective step that everyone can take to end mass surveillance … don't ask for your privacy. Take it back."

Data encryption provider WinMagic has released findings that take a closer look at the evolution of encryption, analyzing adoption rates of the technology and the evolution of privacy awareness.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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