Six Reasons Why Encryption Back Doors Won’t Deter Terrorists

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Last month’s tragic events in Paris, and fears over similar terrorist attacks around the world, have revived a long-standing debate. Early evidence suggests that the terrorists used a readily available encryption app to hide their plans and thwart detection by law enforcement. This has led to finger-pointing by intelligence officials and politicians demanding that something be done to control this dangerous technology. Keep …

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

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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 …

Cloud Data Encryption is Easy

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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 …

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

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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.  …

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Cloud Encryption Gateways: The Basics

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The last few years have seen innovations in cloud technology that enable even the most privacy- and compliance-conscious enterprises to make use of cloud computing, allowing organizations to reap the financial and operational benefits of the cloud without sacrificing data security or regulatory compliance. Among those innovations, cloud encryption gateways stand out for several reasons. If you’re not sure exactly …

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Public Cloud Technology: A Primer for Businesses

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In the last several years, few technologies have revolutionized enterprise IT the way cloud technology has. A vast ecosystem of cloud-based infrastructure, platform, and application providers have made it easier and more cost-effective than ever before for businesses to consolidate and streamline their operations, mobilize their workforces, and scale up—or scale out—their computing initiatives. But the rapid growth and incredible …

Protection Against Government Collection of Data Demands Encryption

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Ever since Edward Snowden began dropping his bombshells about U.S. and other nations’ electronic espionage practices, enterprises have been wondering how to best protect their sensitive and confidential corporate data from government intrusion. At first, offshore data residency seemed like a promising answer. If your customer data is stored overseas, the thinking went, ail would be immune to being turned …

Security in the Cloud, It’s All About the Data, Dummy

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When you’re looking for security and cloud information protection solutions, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It all comes down to one question: “How do you manage data in an environment you don’t control?” One way to get a handle on the landscape is to pay attention to experts who don’t have a stake in any particular vendor or product. That’s …

Top 3 Challenges of HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud

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After attending HIMSS 2014…Some observations The economics of cloud adoption are almost a no-brainer, but the logistics of HIPAA compliance in the cloud, unfortunately, are not. There are several key challenges to HIPAA compliance in the cloud. Let’s examine three of them and how to address these challenges. 1. Loss of visibility Back in the pre-cloud days, enterprises had a …

How Cloud Encryption Extends to HIPAA Compliance

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For healthcare organizations, HIPAA compliance will always be top of mind. It’s serious business; violations and data breaches carry serious consequences. And cloud adoption further complicates the matter. How can healthcare organizations ensure that electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) remains appropriately protected in a third party’s infrastructure? Updates to HIPAA are beginning to address this question. HIPAA rules now apply …