Encrypted Backups Still Not All That Common
from the data-is-as-data-does dept
When all those data leaks of backup systems happened earlier this year, one of the questions asked was why were so few of those backups encrypted? That resulted in a spirited debate, where people discussed the pros and cons of encryption, and pointed out the even more important point: if the backups are secured physically, then you shouldn’t need encryption. In other words, this isn’t even a question if companies properly secured their backups. Still, it’s pretty clear that plenty of important data isn’t secured physically and isn’t encrypted — and all those data leaks haven’t changed very much. A new study shows that there’s been virtually no change in the percentage of companies that encrypt their backups, even if plenty say they plan on doing so at some point in the future.