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Cloud Encryption Trends & Predictions for 2016: Taking a Proactive Approach to Data Protection

Cloud Encryption

Whether or not you make New Year’s resolutions in your personal life, every business leader should review corporate plans and revise strategies for the new year. So much of business planning is about growth; it’s easy to forget about protecting your company’s valuable business assets. This includes myriad types of data organizations store, transmit, process and generate. And consumers are …

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Cloud Encryption Tip: Don’t Share Your Encryption Keys

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Picture this scene: You’re shopping for a safe. You know you need one; you want something fireproof and secure, a personal vault in which you plan to store important documents—birth certificates, social security cards, passports, property titles, insurance policies, perhaps a chunk of cash for emergencies. The store you’re visiting has a wide selection and seems promising. Thing is, in …

Cloud Data Encryption is Easy


When I was part of the PGP Corp team that created PGP Whole Disk Encryption 10 years ago, we used to joke that our encryption should be free, and that we should just charge for decryption. Looking back now, we weren’t too far off in our assessment. The encryption really was the easy part. The true challenge lay in ensuring …


For Total Cloud Data Protection, Companies Must Gain Control of Shadow IT

Cloud Data Protection, Shadow IT

Think fast! How much of a problem is shadow IT at your organization? If you answered “not much” or “not at all,” then we have an unpleasant surprise for you. According to a recent report by 451 Research an estimated that 79% of employees use shadow IT applications. So unless you’ve taken steps to identify and address shadow IT in …


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 …


3 Reasons Shadow IT is Not Going Away

Shadow IT

One of the most pressing security and risk issues facing enterprise IT these days is also one of the most difficult to address. Shadow IT — as it’s been called — describes the practice of employees and/or departments self-provisioning cloud applications for improved productivity, collaboration or reduced costs. So whether it’s a single employee uploading work documents to a file …

FIPS 140-2 Validation  Confirms CipherCloud’s Leadership in Cloud Data Security

Announcements, Cloud Security, In the News

The news is out: the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) a joint effort between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) of the government of Canada has granted CipherCloud FIPS 140-2 validation. CipherCloud’s Searchable Strong Encryption (SSE) solution is the first in the cloud visibility and data protection industry to earn this distinction.  …

Mitigating Data Residency Concerns with Encryption

Mitigating Data Residency Concerns with Encryption

Bob West, In the News, Latest Trends

Our latest conversations with CipherCloud Chief Trust Officer Bob West have centered primarily on security leadership and enterprise data privacy. Of particular interest to many organizations as they look at adopting the cloud are data residency and other legal concerns. When the news emerged that “Microsoft’s latest attempt to resist a US government warrant demanding access to emails stored on …


Potential Goodwill Data Breach – Are You Vulnerable?

In the News, Latest Trends

In what could shape up to be yet another alarming data breach headline, it looks like Goodwill Industries could be the latest victim of a high-profile data breach. Earlier this month, Krebs on Security reported that “financial institutions across the country report that they are tracking what appears to be a series of credit card breaches involving Goodwill locations nationwide.” …


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 …