If you think that backing up files is enough to store and protect your data, then think again. Today’s internet is rampant with cybercrime and data breaches. Businesses can no longer consider data stored on a device or with a cloud storage provider as safely backed up. The data itself now requires an extra layer of security to prevent any malicious outsider from gaining unwanted access.
It wasn’t long ago that companies were mainly concerned about how to store their data to avoid data loss. The growth of cybercrime now forces enterprises to consider the security level of their data in order to remain protected, relevant, and scalable in today’s marketplace. Innovation is crucial in order to accommodate today’s need for more data storage capability and protection. Cloud services, distributed file storage, and IT automation are only increasing the need to secure stored and shared data.
For the past two days, professionals and experts are sharing the best ways to store and protect data at the Vault Linux Storage and Filesystems Conference in North Carolina. Data, file systems, and storage are at the heart of today’s computing environment. The conference is bringing together leading developers and users in file systems and storage to work together to continue innovation and education in the space. This environment offers developers the ability to share their expertise on the leading edge with companies looking to increase their storage options and keep their data secure.
Cyphre’s patent pending BlackTIE™ technology offers that extra layer of security needed to protect stored data. The largest threat to cloud data at rest and in flight is the period when security keys are memory resident on the host server. Cyphre’s BlackTIE™ technology augments vulnerable single encryption keys with hardware-encrypted Black Keys to render hijacked keys useless, thus nullifying the threat. These chip-resident Black Keys are completely isolated from hacker exposure, and in fact even from Cyphre. For more heightened security, BlackTIE™ uses a one-file-one-key approach to encrypting all data at-rest.
Securing all data stored in the cloud is now more important than ever. Events like the Vault Linux Storage and File System Conference are driving innovation in the right direction, but a majority of cloud storage solutions still have room for improved security. Maintaining the conversation between developers and users in the cloud computing environment allows for a better understanding of data storage and security needs. The future of technology, with the increasing amounts of generated data associated with it, will only be positive if data security is able to keep up.