Gartner Research

Prioritize Enterprisewide Encryption for Critical Datasets

Published: 28 June 2017

ID: G00331161

Analyst(s): Brian Lowans


Security and risk management leaders face a rapidly increasing volume and variety of complex data security challenges, both on-premises and in the cloud. Datasets must be prioritized for enterprisewide encryption to mitigate certain security threats and compliance requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prioritize Expenditures on the Protection of Datasets With the Highest Business Risk
  • Encrypt Only What's Necessary
  • Employ Enterprise Key Management
    • SEDs
    • HDD Controllers
    • TDE and File Encryption
    • Column Encryption, FPE and Tokenization
    • SaaS
    • IaaS Storage
    • Multiple Encryption Scenarios

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