Avoid embarrassing data breach disclosures
Storage-level encryption ensures that if storage media is lost or stolen, the data remains protected, so companies avoid having to make embarrassing data breach disclosures. Storage-level encryption is beneficial whether the data in question is covered under privacy laws or other industry mandates such as PCI DSS. Some experts argue that all storage systems should be encrypted by default. Off-site archiving firms and couriers are even starting to turn away unencrypted tapes or charge a premium to cover their increased risk.