Posted by aionol | 05 NOV 2017

Avoid Legal Pitfalls On The Way To The Cloud By Ensuring Best Data Encryption

Migrating to the cloud presents unique legal risks and considerations which are often overlooked. Data confidentiality is of paramount importance and encryption is widely used to mask the actual value of sensitive data. Encryption prevents the loss of real data in the event of a breach. More importantly, encryption is often required by law. The […]

Migrating to the cloud presents unique legal risks and considerations which are often overlooked.

Data confidentiality is of paramount importance and encryption is widely used to mask the actual value of sensitive data. Encryption prevents the loss of real data in the event of a breach. More importantly, encryption is often required by law.

The loss of unencrypted data could result in a violation of several industry legislations. FINRA (Financial Industry Regulation Authority) and PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) are just a couple of industry specific legislations that could be violated by a non-rigorous security approach.

A crucial question you need to ask before selecting a cloud service provider is, “What level of encryption do you provide?”

Avoid Legal Pitfalls On The Way To The Cloud By Ensuring Best Data Encryption

Ensure Best Data Encryption

Secure Data In Transit As Well As Data At Rest

There is no excuse for offering anything less than the highest level of encryption for data. This applies both to data in transit – between devices – and data at rest. If a provider tries to convince you that password protection for a laptop or file is sufficient security, you should reconsider working with that vendor.

Encryption of all data is the basic requirement for a holistic security approach. And this approach should apply to data in mobile devices, in transit, and at rest.

Choose a provider who offers 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) SSL for data in transit and 256-bit AES for data at rest.

Unstructured data and structured data

Both unstructured data and structured data could contain sensitive information and need to be encrypted to comply with security requirements.

Choosing a provider who offers the highest levels of encryption for your data will not only save you the embarrassment of data theft but also protect you from the long arm of the law.

We can help you move your data, infrastructure and applications to the cloud safely.

Ask us about our security practices today.

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