Survey Highlights Serious Security and Compliance Problems

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Of those surveyed, 71.7 percent said they now have email encryption capabilities, a 6.2 percent increase over 2012 survey results. Confidence in compliance has grown as well: 48.1 percent feeling “very” confident their company would pass a compliance audit, compared to 37.5 percent a year ago. Of the 80.9 percent of respondents who said their company has security and compliance policies for transferring files electronically, 59 percent described enforcement as “very aggressive,” a nearly 12 percent increase over 2012.

Email encryption provider, DataMotion, has released results of its second annual survey on corporate email and file transfer habits. Among the findings is a far-reaching communications disconnect between IT management and non-IT employees on security and compliance policies. Results also showed a disturbing percentage in IT management taking compliance risks. Additionally, the survey looked at such critical areas as the use of free consumer-type file transfer tools and corporate email on mobile devices. The survey polled more than 400 IT and business decision-makers, focusing on industries that deal with sensitive data and compliance regulations such as financial services, health care and government.


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