ESG Brief: The State of Data Security 2021


Data security is changing dramatically as organizations are rapidly expanding the use of SaaS-based applications, public cloud services (IaaS/PaaS), data analytics platforms, and artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) workloads. The threat landscape saw a reemergence of ransomware attacks (and payouts) against every industry, and data breach disclosures are the highest recorded. Meanwhile, new consumer privacy protection acts are imposing stronger financial penalties, and the cybersecurity insurance/reinsurance marketplace is rethinking policies, premiums, and coverage limits.

Topics: Cybersecurity cloud security

ESG Brief: The State of Data Privacy and Compliance


Much of the data economy about individuals being amassed in our digital world is subject to consumer data privacy regulations and controls; yet on a near-daily basis, sensitive data is shared, lost, leaked, and breached in organizations. ESG recently completed research to uncover how organizations view the state of data privacy and compliance and how navigating these regulations affects their programs, teams, spending, and the maturity of privacy-enhancing and data security technologies.

Topics: Cybersecurity data management

ESG Master Survey Results: 2021 Data Infrastructure Trends


ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT and data storage professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between June 22, 2021 and June 30, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing data storage technology for their organization.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on investigating storage trends for both on- and off-premises technology environments, including challenges, opportunities, and evolving strategies for both.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration