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This article is part of the October 2008 issue of Security 7 Award winners sound off on key information security issues
Unravel the ins and outs of how your organization should deploy encryption. For many years, encryption was something companies could choose to use if they wanted an extra degree of security for their data. However, the days of optional encryption are gone forever. Today, companies in a variety of industries are subject to regulations that mandate encryption and other security measures, and face stiff penalties for failure to adequately protect their data. Even if a company is not subject to these types of regulations, many states have laws requiring companies to disclose security breaches in which unencrypted customer data has been compromised. Consequently, it is no longer a question of whether a company should use encryption, but rather how a company should encrypt data. The first step in planning an encryption strategy is to understand the primary types of available encryption solutions: storage, network encryption and application-level. While each offers benefits, there are also drawbacks to take into account. compliance Details PCI is far more ... Access >>>
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