9. Key Management Standard Rising In Importance
The Ponemon survey found that the new cryptographic standard known as the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) was gaining relevance in encryption key management among cloud environments. The standard was designed to make enterprise key management systems and encryption systems interoperate more efficiently, reducing vendor lock-in. Twenty-seven percent rated KMIP as very important or important today. Respondents said the KMIP standard was most important in the cloud, followed by enterprise storage infrastructure. KMIP was least important on end-user devices and remote point-of-sale systems.