Indians recognise encryption with Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) capabilities as the top security tool for securing sensitive data in Cloud environments and continue to spend their resources on the same technology, the findings showed.
Around 52 per cent of Indian respondents reported a data breach last year, way above the global average of 36 per cent, the study showed.
"This year's India Data Threat Report 2018 emphasises the need for change in security strategies to prevent the continuous increase in data breaches and also highlights privacy and data protection practices," said Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP and Country Director, Thales in India.
The findings are based on inputs from 1,200 IT security managers in eight countries, including India, and across four major vertical markets.
Present in India since 1953, Thales has offices in several cities including in New Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai.