The Report of Index of Confidence of Data Security 2017 Gemalto reveals that only 8% of organizations encrypt data.

There is a gap highlighted between the perception of the organizations what keeps them safe and what you really are working for mitigating the risks of cybersecurity, according to a new informe Gemalto.

The report, produced after a survey to 1,050 IT managers at the global level, has shown some surprising results, such as 94% of IT professionals stated that, in his opinion, perimeter security is effective to keep unauthorized users off their networks. However, despite this apparent confidence, 65 percent have indicated that you are not confident that your data is protected in the event of a breach of perimeter security.

“One of the things that continues to appear each year, and I hoped that would change, is the investment and the perception of the security perimeter face the reality of its effectiveness” said Jason Hart, vice president and chief technology officer of data protection at Gemalto.

The report has revealed that only 8% of organizations encrypt the data, which is a security mechanism more effective because it reduces the value of the data if they are stolen.

on the other hand, a lot of companies do not believe that compliance with the Regulation General Data Protection (GDPR) of the European Union (EU). According to the survey, 54% of the respondents do not comply fully with the GDPR when it is compulsory in may 2018.

Another of the highlights is that 33% of organizations have adjusted its security strategy as a result of breaches of high-profile.

“more likely it is that add additional layers of security and a response plan is more detailed, but the needs and strategy of each company will be different and will be based on the type of violation and the information intended”, has highlighted Hart.

When considering these additional layers of security, 44% of the respondents have highlighted that innovative technologies pose the biggest security risk. “The new technologies are generally seen as more risky, because the vulnerabilities are sometimes unknown and there are additional uncertainties, but this is only a perception and not necessarily reality”, has concluded the vice-president and chief technology officer of data protection at Gemalto.