Why you should own the key when encrypting data in the cloud

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach.

Cloud computing services have become so easy to use that users commonly upload, view and download files and access applications anytime, anywhere, from any device. But they probably aren’t stopping to consider whether the files they’re uploading should be encrypted, or even uploaded in the first place.

The responsibility to safeguard that corporate data still rests on the shoulders of IT, and as a matter of standard practice, IT should enable automatic encryption of every piece of information before it’s sent to any cloud service.

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