Those operating in the encryption market believe that the UK iscontinuing to increase its use of the security technology in response to numeroushigh profile government gaffes around data protection.
Since the HMRC lost a couple of discs with millions of bitsof personal data there has been a steady stream of laptops, USBs and discs lostby government departments and public sector bodies.
The response from the security industry has been to call forgreater encryption and that seems to be being heeded according to Edy Almer,vice president of product management at Safend.
“In the UKwe have started to see a growth compared to a couple of years ago,” he addedthat the USwas leading the field because there had been legislation specifying the needfor encryption.
“if you can’t prove that you are protected enough then youwill not have access to certain government systems,” he said.
According to the latest IDC survey of the encryption market more companies were planning toencrypt data this year as more users overcame the fear that encrypted datacould be lost.