The Verizon Enterprise Group recently released their 2014 DBIR, accessible here: http://www.verizonenterprise.com/DBIR/. DBIR is a good source of data and context of what's happening in cyber space and what level of attacks your infrastucture needs to withstand. Similar to last year, encryption is one of the "Critical Security Controls." There is a good quote on the need for encryption that I commented on here as well as other observations related to encryption.
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Intel Security Group