As a vital security technology, data encryption helps ensure that data is authentic and has not been modified. Data encryption algorithms convert plaintext into encrypted text which can only be decoded by encryption keys. Data encryption also protects against accidental or malicious data corruption while transmitting between data integrity and tracking in virtual data rooms storage locations and systems.
IBM offers a variety of encryption techniques for data that can help protect sensitive data in your organization. Our solutions include database and file encryption, data at rest encryption for cloud and on-premises environments, as well as secure key management systems. Our solutions will help you achieve your compliance and data protection goals while reducing the cost and complexity.
With more employees working remotely, data encryption at rest assists in protecting information from unauthorised access, like stolen or lost devices, as well as inadvertent password sharing and permissions granting. It can also reduce the effects of ransomware attacks, malware infections and remote data deletion.
In order to implement a successful plan for data encryption, you should start with a robust and scalable solution, and then apply it throughout your organization. Ideally, your data encryption solution should be transparent to ensure that it secures data without human intervention and will provide industry-leading encryption standards that protect against attacks such as side-channel attacks and cryptanalysis. The solution must be scalable and simple to use, so that it minimizes the impact on productivity of employees. You also need to manage the encryption keys to ensure that they are protected from social engineering, phishing, and other attacks.