2019 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition

Survey and analysis by IDC

Digital transformation is putting enterprise’s sensitive data at risk. Read about the problems, and what to do about them.

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Sensitive data is widespread in digital transformation environments

“Another key finding from our research is that no organization is immune from data security threats, and in fact, we found that the most sophisticated organizations are more likely to indicate that they have experienced a data security breach.” - IDC

Key Statistics


Of respondents are using sensitive data with digitally transformative technologies


Less than 30% of respondents deploy encryption within these environments


Of respondents rated complexity as a perceived barrier to implementing data security


2018 Thales Data Threat Report

As digital transformation inherently drives organizations into a data driven world, 94% of organizations are using sensitive data in cloud, big data, IoT, containers or mobile environments –creating new attack surfaces and new risks for data.

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2017 Thales Data Threat Report

Driven by escalating cyberattacks, traditional insider threats, privacy requirements and data residency regulations, enterprises around the world are facing increasing pressures to protect their data and reduce the exposure of their organizations to data related risks.

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2019 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition Written by Frank Dickson, Research VP with IDC’s Security products research practice, the 2019 report is based on a survey of over 1200 senior security executives from around the world with influence over IT and data security. Download now