As a key business security tool data encryption is a key security technology that helps ensure that information is authentic and not altered. Data encryption algorithms convert plaintext into ciphertext that can only be deciphered by using decryption keys. Data encryption also prevents unintentional or malicious data corruption when it is transmitted between systems and storage locations.
IBM offers a variety of data encryption technology to safe emailing and private data exchange help protect your organization’s sensitive data. Our solutions include file and database encryption as well as data at rest encryption for cloud and on-premises environments, as well as secure key management systems. Our solutions assist you with security and compliance goals while reducing the cost and the complexity of implementing security changes.
Data encryption at rest is important because more employees are working remotely. It helps protect information from unauthorized access, such as lost or stolen equipment, password sharing and permission giving. It can also lessen the impact on ransomware attacks and malware infections.
To successfully implement a strategy for data encryption, you need to start with a scalable, robust solution that you can deploy across your entire organization. Ideally, your data encryption software should be transparent, so it can be able to encrypt data without any human intervention. It should also provide the highest standards of encryption and resist attacks such as side-channel attacks and cryptoanalysis. The solution should be scalable and easy to use to minimize the impact of employee productivity. You must also manage encryption keys to shield them from phishing, social engineering and other attacks.