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Does BYOK Mean ‘Barely Your Own Keys’?

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3 Truths about Encryption and BYOK Many people making important decisions about data security have a fuzzy understanding of how encryption actually works. Their confusion can easily be exploited by hackers, governments, and vendors pushing incomplete solutions. That’s because, on the surface, encryption seems reasonably easy to understand with real-world analogies to keys, locks, secrets (both good and bad), and …

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Breach Reported at JPMorgan Chase Demonstrates a Need for Data Encryption

Banking/Financial Services, In the News, Latest Trends

In the annals of massive, potentially game-changing data breaches, this summer’s JPMorgan Chase breach, which the New York Times reports has “compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses,” may be one of the most significant, despite the fact that thus far, the only information that appears to have been stolen has been accountholder contact information …

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How Effective is Cloud-Provided Encryption?

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When it comes to cloud data encryption, are all solutions equal? As concerns continue to mount over data breaches, data security, and regulatory compliance, particularly in public cloud environments, more and more cloud service providers (CSPs) are stepping up to the plate with beefed-up encryption offerings to assuage their customers’ concerns. The additional encryption these CSPs now provide can certainly …