2019 Thales Data Threat Report – Federal Edition

Survey and analysis by IDC

The digital transformation of federal agencies is putting citizen data and national secrets at risk. Read about the problems, and what to do about them.

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Agencies make widespread use of sensitive data with digital transformation environments

“While DX is driving benefits to agencies and constituents alike, it is introducing new difficulties for information security professionals, including the potential to put government secrets and constituents’ sensitive data at risk.” - IDC

Key Security Statistics


Using sensitive data with digitally transformative technologies


30% or less of agency IT security pros polled are using encryption within these environments


Of agencies will use encryption or tokenization to meet data privacy regulations


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 Sean Pike, Program Vice President for IDC's Security Products group and 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