Widespread connectivity creates many entryways for cybercriminals to hack your network. When data falls into the wrong hands, the consequences can be devastating. Accounting for all of the traveling data across your computers, mobile devices, databases, and cloud systems is a serious challenge. Luckily, there are tried-and-true methods to safeguard your assets—and encryption is at the top of that list.
Encryption is critical to the protection of sensitive data, and there are requirements for both encryption in transit and encryption at rest.
Don’t get discouraged by the many abbreviations used to discuss this solution–VPN, SSL, disk encryption, storage volume encryption, TDE, PKI, and HSM to name a few. I will decipher these terms so that you can implement an encryption strategy of your own.