It’s Time to Replace Your Encryption-Key Spreadsheet

When a company stores critical data, whether in its own data center or in the cloud, encryption key management is vital to keeping that data secure, and letting the data center or cloud provider control the keys isn’t always an option.

Cyberattacks on enterprises are on the rise, but most enterprise IT shops are still using archaic key-management methods. For many, key management is a painful process, often because of those outdated methods, but there are solutions out there that take the pain out.

Instead of letting a colocation or a cloud provider control its encryption keys, a company normally encrypt the critical data and then sends it out to the storage location, said Chris Day, chief cybersecurity officer at Cyxtera Technologies, a security-focused data center provider formed this year as a result of an acquisition of CenturyLink’s massive global data center portfolio by a group of investors.

Read full article at Data Center Knowledge.