Cloud Computing: The perimeter's breached - encrypt everything!

Grazed from SCMagazine.  Author: Tony Morbin.

Last year's slew of criminal data breaches made it clear that the perimeter has fallen and the privacy of our data is at risk – whether that be passwords and credit cards or celebrity pictures and corporate secrets, while government agencies from China, Russia and the west continue to demonstrate vast intelligence surveillance capabilities.

One of the most effective responses for corporations, governments or individuals is to take a data- centric approach using encryption, potentially making data useless to intruders, or at least, raising the cost of access.  Late last year SC Magazine UK editor in chief Tony Morbin interviewed Alan Kessler, president and CEO, Vormetric, to get an industry view on issues in the commercial encryption market...

Kessler told SC that the industry is experiencing significant growth on a global basis, with an increased appreciation of the importance of encryption as a technology, as a way to protect information in a much broader way than traditionally embraced in the past.  Vormetric itself registered some 30 percent growth in 2014 over 2013 - approximately double the growth rate of the previous year...

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