eWEEK – Enterprises Overconfident About Perimeter Security, Gemalto Finds

logo_eweekThe 2017 Data Security Confidence Index Report reveals gaps between organizations’ perceptions of what keeps them secure and what actually works.

“One of the things that continues to show up every year, and I would have expected it to change, is the investment and perception of perimeter security versus the reality of its effectiveness,” Jason Hart, vice president and chief technology officer for data protection at Gemalto, told eWEEK. “As security professionals, I find it interesting we can know something doesn’t work but are willing to do it for the perceived security value.”

Hart added that sometimes a perceived sense of security is the motivation for unwarranted investments in perimeter security. He noted that Gemalto’s report found that only 8 percent of organizations encrypt data, which actually is a more effective security mechanism because it reduces the value of data if it’s stolen.

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