Data breaches, regulations fueling data encryption

Monday, 24 December 2007, 6:24 AM EST

Although data encryption adds cost and complexity, business and government sectors are becoming wedded to it -- even though at times it's like an arranged marriage driven by regulatory compliance and fear of data-breach fiascos.

"We now require encryption for data at rest on laptops in the Air Force," says Greg Garcia, member of the senior executive service of the US Air Force and director of the 754th Electronic Systems Group at Gunter Air Force Base. The group sets security policy for the 500,000 laptops used by the Air Force.

At PC World.

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