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The new top driver for encryption is
revealed — and it’s personal!

For the first time ever, results show encryption is being used to protect personal customer data rather than just to meet compliance mandates. The 2020 Global Encryption Trends Study highlights how leading organizations are applying their encryption strategies, with detailed insights into the use cases that are growing the fastest.

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Key Statistics


have an encryption strategy applied consistently across their enterprise


increase in encryption use within public cloud services over the last 4 years


say hardware security modules (HSMs) are important to their encryption or key management strategy

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Global encryption Trends Study Executive Summary
Executive Summary

2020 Global encryption trends study

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Global Encryption Trend Study Video

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2020 Global Encryption Trend Study Blog

Organizations are seeing 20/20 on the need to protect customer information

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2020 Global Encryption Trends Study Press Release
Press release

Customer personal information the number one data protection priority

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Solutions to help implement your encryption strategy

nShield general purpose HSMs

Learn about the nCipher family of nShield HSMs and how they serve as the security backbone and root of trust for cloud deployments

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nShield as a Service

Easy, efficient access to cryptography as a service

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nShield Connect

FIPS 140-2 and common criteria certified appliances that deliver scalable cryptographic key services across networks

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nShield Container Option Pack

Deploy containerized applications in the cloud integrated with high-assurance nShield HSMs

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nShield Web Services Option Pack

Cloud-friendly interface to high assurance HSMs

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Now in its 15th year the 2020 Global Encryption Trends Study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, is based on a survey of 6,457 individuals in 17 countries/regions.

To find out more about the latest encryption trends and deployment choices, download the report and discover how to protect the digital information you care about most.