Data losses push businesses to encrypt backup tapes

Wednesday, 15 June 2005, 5:35 AM EST

The loss of personal data of millions of consumers is prompting companies to embrace security technology they have neglected.

Citigroup's CitiFinancial division, Time Warner and Bank of America, stung by misplaced data of nearly 6 million people, are rushing to protect computer backup tapes with data-scrambling encryption technology. Hundreds of companies are making the move, security experts say.

By Jon Swartz at USA Today.

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