To encrypt or not encrypt legacy devices no longer a choice
|Freeman Lightner in Security Thursday, March 19, 2020|
Our sensitive personal information and business data have become more critically important. So, to encrypt or not to encrypt is hardly the question. It is no longer a nice-to-have but a must-have for every business and organization.
Encryption forms a strong layer of protection for our data and a last line of defense against cybercrime. By deploying encryption, users can render their data unreadable if it is compromised. Whether that means hackers intruding into the network, or an employee unwittingly exposing sensitive information, the data will be useless to any unauthorized agents who happen to see it.
Encryption protects our data. It keeps it secure whether it’s “at-rest” – such as sitting on our computers or devices – or “in-transit” – wherever we are transmitting conversations from point A to point B over the Internet. Encryption renders the data useless if it inadvertently or maliciously falls into the wrong hands.
Our sensitive personal information and business data have become more critically important. So, to encrypt or not to encrypt is hardly the question. It is no longer a nice-to-have but a must-have for every business and organization. The real question is how do we protect our data from the bad guys and the dark web with cost-effectiveness and simplicity?
The time has passed where encryption is a take-it-or-leave-it nicety. The sophisticated, ever-evolving cyber threats to our personal and business data have raised it to an absolute necessity for every organization that stores sensitive data somewhere in its environment. Of course, that begs the question: how do we protect our data, and ensure it stays private and secure?
Here we present a typical scenario where encryption acts as a critical component to protecting sensitive data. In the case below a healthcare organization seeks to secure their legacy medical devices across the network. These connected devices are a crucial yet vulnerable access point for collecting, sharing and analyzing patients’ medical data, and are often a high-security risk as a result. They are a good example of existing legacy applications that need to be protected, and help bring an organization into compliance with such regulations as HIPAA or GDPR. This white paper will also demonstrate how Encryptionizer can be used to help such organizations in need of protecting personal information. Encryptionizer can be used on any Windows Application, Server or Database, whether on the tablet, workstation, server or Cloud.
What You Will Learn
- Basics of Encryption and Key Management.
- Problems we are trying to solve.
- How Encryptionizer can solve the problems quickly, easily, transparently and without any programming.
- How Encryptionizer can help you come into compliance with such regulations as HIPAA or GDPR
Read more: https://www.netlibsecurity.com/files/whitepapers/B...
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