The primary concern preventing risk-conscious organizations from adopting cloud computing is: how to control, protect, and secure data that is processed by a third party service.
Organizations have a growing number of options to encrypt and secure data in transit to the cloud, and at rest in the cloud service provider’s environment. However, these encryption methods leave corporate data in the clear while processed at the cloud service provider, i.e. when server-side operations such as indexing, search, sort, and archiving are performed on the data.
Encryption in use is, therefore, required to effectively address several security challenges presented by data sitting naked in the cloud, specifically:
- Implementing security best practices, including separation of controls
- Protecting against compromises of the cloud service provider by targeted application-layer attacks
- Mitigating the risk of rogue Employees at the Cloud Service Provider
- Minimizing the potential for inadvertent Exposure and Data Co-mingling
Vaultive Addresses Cloud Data Security
Vaultive addresses cloud data security requirements through encryption in use capabilities – while preserving the end user experience and cloud service functionality. Vaultive’s gateway encrypts enterprise data at the edge of the trusted network, before it is sent to the cloud service provider. Enterprise data is persistently encrypted at the cloud service provider, but the encryption is entirely transparent to users accessing the data through the gateway. Should the cloud service provider be compromised, or a hacker gain access through stolen credentials, they will only gain access to encrypted gibberish and will be unable to decipher the content.