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 …

Domestic-Only Cloud Services Address Cloud Computing Risks

Can Domestic-Only Cloud Services Address Cloud Computing Risks?

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The cloud technology landscape has grown more complicated and more fraught with FUD in recent months. This is being driven by the ever-changing landscape of data residency and data privacy laws, and the growing mountain of revelations of government agencies demanding cloud service providers (CSPs) to hand over private consumer and enterprise data. For markets outside the United States, fears …

Edward Snowden and the Importance of Cloud Data Encryption

Edward Snowden and the Importance of Cloud Data Encryption

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A year has passed since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden began leaking information to the media about vast programs of electronic surveillance being conducted by the U.S. government and its allies. In that year, what have we learned? From CipherCloud’s perspective, the key lesson is clear: Now, more than ever, cloud data encryption is absolutely vital to enterprise data privacy and …

Domestic and Foreign Spying Threaten Cloud Data Security

Domestic and Foreign Spying Threaten Cloud Data Security

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If your organization’s got a lot riding on the continued security of its confidential or proprietary data, then you need to stay informed on the threats and how to address them. One of the most worrying threats of late, especially when it comes to cloud data security, is government spying—both foreign and domestic. Foreign spying and corporate and economic espionage …

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 …

U.S. Government Moves Towards More Transparency in its Data Collection, but Is It Good Enough?

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Edward Snowden’s continuing revelations of government surveillance into ordinary citizens’ and private enterprises’ Internet use and communications have become a regular staple of the news headlines, but so far, governments have seemed unwilling to compromise on how much of our data they feel entitled to see. That looks like it might be changing now, however. Yesterday saw the announcement that …

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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 …

NSA’s MUSCULAR Project and the Importance of Encryption Key Management

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The Edward Snowden fallout continues, with revelations last week of the NSA’s MUSCULAR project. MUSCULAR apparently exceeds the scope of even the NSA’s PRISM project by bypassing most existing data collection oversight to directly intercept data from Google’s and Yahoo’s private fiber networks. In conjunction with the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), MUSCULAR collected and processed over 181 million records …