Misconceptions about Laptop encryption may put data at risk, Ponemon study

The laptop encryption study, conducted by Ponemon Institute, found that many workers think the data on their encrypted PCs is safe, but that their behavior on the road may continue to put that data at risk. "Encryption is an excellent security tool," the study observes. "However, if encryption is turned off, if passwords are shared, or […]

The laptop encryption study, conducted by Ponemon Institute, found that many workers think the data on their encrypted PCs is safe, but that their behavior on the road may continue to put that data at risk. "Encryption is an excellent security tool," the study observes. "However, if encryption is turned off, if passwords are shared, or if other risks are taken, organizations that utilize encryption technologies alone to ensure the security of confidential information may not be well-protected from the possibility of a data breach."

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