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Townsend Security Data Privacy Blog

New eBook: The Encryption Guide

Posted by Liz Townsend on Apr 25, 2014 3:14:00 PM

Roadmap to a Strong Encryption Solution

We live in the time of the data breach. Data privacy experts no longer consider a data breach a matter of “if”, but “when”. That’s why organizations are asking themselves: How do I protect myself? How do I find out what data I’m supposed to protect? For most businesses, they can find out what data they need to protect based on industry data security standards that they fall under. The technology those regulations require or recommend can be difficult to implement, however, especially encryption. eBook The Encryption Guide

Townsend Security has just released a new eBook, “The Encryption Guide,” to help IT professionals and business leaders alike navigate the steps to implementing a successful encryption solution. This eBook answers both basic and more difficult questions about encryption such as:

  • What is encryption
  • When should I use encryption?
  • What data should I encrypt?
  • Where can I encrypt data?
  • What are encryption best practices?

Check out the excerpt below from the introduction, and download the full eBook to get answers to these questions and more.

“Data security today is a major problem. Security professionals, administrators, and executives know this because highly publicized data breaches occur on what seems to be a monthly, if not weekly, basis, and lesser-publicized data breaches happen nearly every day. Loss of customer trust, huge payouts in fines, damage to reputation, and business leaders losing their jobs are just some of the consequences associated with a data breach.

Most high profile data breaches result in a lot of finger pointing with little discussion about what actually went wrong, and how other companies can prevent suffering a similar fate. Unfortunately, it is often revealed that some of the largest data breaches could have been prevented had the organization used proper encryption and encryption key management where it was needed.

Unencrypted sensitive data is a dangerous reality for most businesses. It’s an issue complicated by the fact that sensitive data is typically processed and stored in many disparate, fragmented locations so that administrators and business leaders alike aren’t certain where their data is, if they’re handling unknown sensitive data, which data should be encrypted, or know if their data is being encrypted at all.

In this eBook designed for IT administrators and executives, we will discuss how critical encryption is to your business continuity, how a solid encryption plan can help protect your business in the event of a data breach, and encryption best practices that will ensure your data security plan is effective and defensible, and keep you and your customers safe.”

The Encryption Guide eBook

Topics: Encryption, eBook, Encryption Key Management

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