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Survey Says… Individuals Would Rather Lose Wallet, Than Mobile Device

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:00 by ZixCorp
Let’s face it – we trust mobile devices with some of our most priceless information, from photos to bank account numbers to work emails. But with the rise of BYOD and the fact that every 3 minutes a personal device is remotely wiped by an employer, it’s not surprising that recent findings indicate some people would rather lose their wallet than their mobile device. In a recent study, we asked more than 1,000 respondents their views on corporate BYOD policies and the value they place on personal data contained on their mobile devices. Let’s take a look at the top issues employees are facing...
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Zix and Ponemon Institute Survey Reveals Demand for New, Cost-Effective BYOD Solutions That Meet Both Security and Privacy Needs

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:50 by RickSpurr
Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) is here to stay. Companies are excited about the potential cost savings and added productivity. Employees are happy to use the personal devices they love and gain the flexibility of working away from the office. But before companies and their employees can enjoy all the benefits, significant hurdles lay in the way. So we partnered with Ponemon Institute to study the BYOD market and better understand the challenges companies face in taking advantage of this new phenomenon. In total, we surveyed 895 IT and IT security specialists primarily at supervisor level or...
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Survey Series, Part 6: Study Summary and Next Steps to an Effective Email Encryption Strategy

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 17:07 by Geoff Bibby
During the past six weeks, we’ve examined the key findings of the Ponemon Institute study “The State of Email Encryption.” If you haven’t had a chance to read our survey blog series, here’s what you need to take away: •The use of email by employees is one of the main sources of data leakage in organizations •Mobile devices expand the complexity of securing email and add to data loss concerns •Easy to use email encryption is a priority for organizations and necessary for everyday use •Outdated solutions lead to user frustration and an ineffective email security strategy Whether your...
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Survey Series, Part 5: Other Interesting Findings

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:45 by Geoff Bibby
During the past four weeks, our survey blog series has covered the key findings of the Ponemon Institute Study . Now let’s dive into other interesting results discovered within the responses. Current Environment •Nearly half of all organizations do not require email encryption by employees •Only 1 percent say that their organizations do not send any messages that need to be encrypted That means 99 percent believe their organizations DO send messages that need to be encrypted, and yet nearly half of those organizations do not require it. The overlap of these two points is quite significant and...
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Survey Series, Part 4: Industries most affected by email data loss

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 21:06 by Geoff Bibby
As many know, it takes years to build trust with customers and only seconds to lose it. The protection of private customer data is essential to maintaining customer trust and loyalty, and email encryption has become a significant component of organizations’ security strategy. The Ponemon Institute survey found the majority of all respondents perceive email as a main source of data leakage and view secure email as a high priority. No matter the industry, customer protection is a top priority. However, various industries face an extra burden beyond protecting customer relationships...
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Survey Series, Part 3: Ease of Use and How It impacts Data Protection

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 19:59 by Geoff Bibby
In Part 1 and Part 2 of our survey series, we stressed the importance of easy-to-use email encryption and how it alleviates concerns about email data loss. It appears we aren’t the only ones who think so. The Ponemon survey found 71 percent of respondents viewed ease of use for recipients as important or very important. Similarly, 68 percent of respondents viewed ease of use for senders as important or very important. Why put so much emphasis on convenient email encryption? Email is an almost universal business tool. According to Osterman Research , the average user spends more than 146...
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Survey Series, Part 2: Mobile email concerns and how technology can help or hinder business

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 16:07 by Geoff Bibby
In Part 1 of our survey series, we examined the insecurity of email and the risks associated with employee behavior. What adds yet another layer of complication to email protection? Mobility. Of 830 IT, IT security and compliance practitioners, 70% are concerned about the loss of information via email on mobile devices. With increasing dependence on mobile devices for business communication and access to data whenever, wherever, this concern cannot persist without jeopardizing work production. As it stands, only 31% of respondents have ever attempted to open an encrypted email on their mobile...
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Survey Series, Part 1: Why organizations view email as a main source of data leaks

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 16:39 by Geoff Bibby
The 2011 “State of Email Encryption” study offered some startling results, beginning with the revelation that 59 percent of respondents strongly agree or agree that the use of email by employees is one of the main sources of data leakage in their organizations. Surprised by that number? We’re not. While IT, IT security and compliance practitioners may understand the risks of sending sensitive data in email, most employees perceive email as safe and easy. Easy it is; safe it isn’t. We confirmed this perception by analyzing user behavior. Respondents believe employee behavior continues to place...
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Research Survey Series: Email Viewed as Source of Data Loss

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 22:13 by Geoff Bibby
Given ZixCorp’s position as the leader in email encryption services, the protection of our customers’ sensitive data in email has always been our top priority. This summer, we sponsored an email encryption study conducted by the Ponemon Institute , originally titled “The State of Email Encryption.” The goal of the study was to gain a better understanding of companies’ concerns about the data risks associated with unprotected email. This is the largest study of its kind, and the key findings highlighted the need to escalate the importance of email encryption within today’s business environment...
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