Data encryption is a vital security tool used by businesses to ensure information is authentic and not altered. Data encryption algorithms turn plaintext into ciphertext which can only be deciphered using the corresponding decryption key. Furthermore, data encryption prevents malicious or unintentional data corruption while it is transmitted between systems and storage locations.
IBM offers a variety of data encryption technology to help protect your organization’s sensitive data. Our products include database and file encryption, data at rest encryption for on-premises and cloud environments, and secure key management systems. Our solutions aid in your security goals and compliance requirements while reducing the cost and complexity of implementing security modifications.
Data encryption at rest is vital since more employees work remotely. It can help protect data from unauthorized access such as lost or stolen equipment, password sharing and permission giving. It also helps reduce the impact of ransomware attacks, malware infections, and remote deletion of data.
To develop a successful strategy for data encryption, it is essential to start with a strong and flexible solution, and later install it across your entire organization. Ideally, your data encryption solution should be transparent so that it secures data without human intervention and also provides industry-leading encryption standards that guard against threats such as side-channel attacks and cryptanalysis. The solution must be scalable and easy to use in order to minimize the impact of employee productivity. You must also manage the encryption keys to shield them from phishing, social engineering and other attacks.