The importance of securing data is ever more apparent, and those who fail to do so in time will be the ones who lose out. As if the prevalence of data breaches for the past few years has not been enough to warn us, there was the WannaCry attack last week spread all over the world hitting over 250,000 victims and should serve as a final wake up call. Data is an indispensable asset and encryption is fast becoming the only way to protect it.
Many organizations are just starting to realize the true value of their data as well as its inherent vulnerability. Where the cloud has been a data storage solution for some time, there is now an ever higher demand to encrypt files within the cloud. The risk of using third party storage has been glaring us in the face for some time, yet the cloud is still by and large a trusted place for both corporate and private users.
When data is stored as encrypted files, ransomware like the WannaCry/ WannaCrypt attack cannot access them. Encryption makes breached data useless to anyone who does not have authorized access.
Every business’ data security and cloud strategy must include encryption. Not encrypting company files is like not putting on a seatbelt; every firm should anticipate a data breach and do all they can to protect one of their most precious assets before it’s too late. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Plus, EU businesses which encrypt their data are taking the first step towards complying with the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), due to come into force one year from now, on the 25th May 2018.
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