A new report reveals a widening gap emerging between the perception and the reality of perimeter security effectiveness amongst global IT decision makers.
Gemalto’s 2015 Data Security Confidence Index (DSCI) shows increasing levels of investment in this area of data protection, despite an exponential growth in the number of data breaches.
Investments in breach prevention are on the rise despite increased breaches of perimeter security.
The number of global data breaches continues to increase – according to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index, more than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised in 2014 alone.
It accounts for 49 percent rose in data breaches and a 78percent increase in data records stolen or lost compared to 2013.
Despite this the DSCI research shows that almost nine out of ten (87percent) IT decision makers feel their organization’s perimeter security systems are effective at keeping out unauthorized users.
The study shows that IT decision makers are looking to further increase their investment in perimeter security with 64percent looking to do so in the next 12 months.
Interestingly, when thinking of the most recent breaches, the average amount of breached data protected by encryption was below eight percent, highlighting the need for a more robust data protection strategy.