How CipherCloud for Salesforce Chatter Encrypts Sensitive Information and Helps Compliance

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For the connected enterprise, Salesforce’s Chatter enterprise social network is a powerful tool. The Salesforce-integrated real-time communication and collaboration increases productivity, streamlines and accelerates knowledge sharing, and boosts employee engagement for faster business decisions and results. Enterprises that must operate in compliance with data protection and privacy regulations, however, must balance business speed with compliance. Encryption of the data in …

Encryption and Tokenization: Common Pitfalls and Best Practices part 2 (Tokenization)

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In the first part of our Encryption and Tokenization blog post, we focused primarily on encryption, the process by which data can be encoded such that it becomes unreadable to anyone without the corresponding encryption key. Today, let’s talk more about tokenization. Check out the 10-Minute video excerpt  above from one of our most popular webinars – “Demystifying Cloud Encryption (and Tokenization) and …

Encryption and Tokenization: Common Pitfalls and Best Practices (Part1)

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When it comes to achieving regulatory compliance, encryption  and tokenization are two powerful tools in your arsenal. As with any tool, however, having the right tool won’t solve anything if you don’t use it correctly. We’ll focus on encryption of cloud information in this post. Look for a follow-on post covering tokenization common pitfalls and best practices soon! Here are …

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Need for Greater Cloud Data Privacy: Open Letter to President Obama

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Major Internet Companies Call for Government Surveillance Reforms to Ensure Greater Cloud Data Privacy “Recent revelations about government surveillance activities have shaken the trust of our users…” -Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo This week, major American tech companies’ resistance to government surveillance practices went public in a big way with Reform Government Surveillance, an open letter to President Obama and Congress …

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Microsoft Looks to Encryption for Cloud Data Protection

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Microsoft: Government Snooping Constitutes an Advanced Persistent Threat Strong words for the government came out of Microsoft this week, with Brad Smith, the company’s general counsel and EVP of Legal  & Corporate Affairs using the official Microsoft blog to call out government snooping as an “advanced persistent threat” comparable to “sophisticated malware and cyber attacks.” Smith expressed alarm at continuing …

Encryption Key Management to Comply with PCI DSS 3.0

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Earlier this month, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council released PCI DSS 3.0, the latest iteration of industry-wide requirements and guidelines for securing cardholder data. Scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2014, PCI DSS 3.0 is a sweeping attempt to “move organizations from mere compliance to more comprehensive security approaches built on shared responsibility,” according to Infosecurity …

Searchable Strong Encryption for Cloud Security is Here

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The early results are in: CipherCloud’s latest breakthrough technology , Searchable Strong Encryption (SSE), is a winner. Announced just last week, CipherCloud’s new SSE solution enables “full usability of encrypted data in the cloud, without compromising security or performance,” as CipherCloud’s announcement of the technology explains. How it Works The SSE technology leverages the CipherCloud gateway architecture to provide secure …

Cloud Encryption: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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The Good Cloud computing has come a long way in the last few years. Most organizations have adopted the cloud to some degree, and SaaS in particular looks set to continue its growth. The cloud’s benefits can’t be denied, after all. And security tools like cloud encryption and tokenization can help make it a safe place—in some cases, safer than …

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Cloud Encryption: The Pros of Encryption and Tokenization

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For enterprises in regulated industries considering cloud adoption, information protection for compliance is a key concern. Data privacy and breach notification laws abound, creating potential concerns with cloud applications. Cloud encryption solves many of those problems. Cloud encryption isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, however. Encryption works well in many cases,  but then again, so does tokenization, and both options have their …