Menu
Privacy highlights importance of encryption: CipherCloud

Privacy highlights importance of encryption: CipherCloud

Cloud security company expects the growth of the Cloud to raise the profile of encryption

With the new privacy laws coming to effect in Australia, CipherCloud expects encryption to be a lead consideration at businesses.

Senior VP, Paige Leidig, said businesses will need to protect their data as they look to accelerate their adoption of Cloud based applications.

Leidig expects this increased interest not only from the private section, but also in the public one.

“Governments in Australia have a Cloud first policy, and as we’ve seen that increase in the lead-up to the new privacy laws,” he said.

Sectors that have shown a interest so far include the government, financial services, and healthcare.

“Encrypting and protecting data, specifically consumer and customer information, will continue to grow as organisations use Cloud applications,” he said.

Clearer visibility

Encryption is one of many security technologies currently on the market, though Leidig expects it to gain prominence in the coming months.

“It is a match made in heaven between Cloud applications and encryption,” he said.

Previously companies were using on-premise or private Cloud applications where they had full control and visibility of their information.

When buisnesses look to adopt the Cloud now, Leidig said they are worried aboutlosing control of their data and turning the responsibility to the Cloud provider.

“They don’t have full visibility into who has access to that data,” Leidig said.

With encryption, the customer has the ability regain control and manage their data going into the Cloud, including full visibility into who has access to it.

“They retain control of the keys so they can only encrypt and decrypt the data,” Leidig said.

With increased Cloud adoption, Leidig said there will be increased adoption of encryption as a result.

Patrick Budmar covers consumer and enterprise technology breaking news for IDG Communications. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_budmar.

Follow Us

Join the ARN newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags CloudsecurityCipherCloudencryptionprivacy

Upcoming

Slideshows

IN PICTURES: Nutanix's .NEXT channel event in Sydney (+20 photos)

IN PICTURES: Nutanix's .NEXT channel event in Sydney (+20 photos)

Nutanix recently held its customer and channel event, .NEXT, in Sydney. The event, held at the Sheraton on the Park saw attendance from more than 150 channel and technology partners and customers. It was the first in a series of events Nutanix is holding in A/NZ in August and September, the objective of which is to brief partners and customers on “what’s next” in the design and management of datacentre technology.

IN PICTURES: Nutanix's .NEXT channel event in Sydney (+20 photos)
IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 sponsor debrief (+23 photos)

IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 sponsor debrief (+23 photos)

Some of the sponsors of ARN's inaugural EDGE 2015 event got together at the ARN office for a debrief of the event. Over some drinks and cheese, these attendees got an update on some key statistics that arose from the EDGE event and discussed potential topics and improvements that can be made at next year's event.

IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 sponsor debrief (+23 photos)
IN PICTURES: ARN Distributor Roundtable, Sydney, 26.08.15 (+26 photos)

IN PICTURES: ARN Distributor Roundtable, Sydney, 26.08.15 (+26 photos)

ARN hosted a distributor roundtable at Cafe Del Mar in Sydney, at which attendees and their partners discussed the changing role of the traditional IT distributor. They spoke about the challenges of digital disruption, the blurring lines of the channel in the age of digital transformation, and examined the ever-evolving business models. This roundtable was sponsored by Distribution Central, Exclusive Networks, Rhipe, and Hemisphere Technologies. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, Mike Gee.

IN PICTURES: ARN Distributor Roundtable, Sydney, 26.08.15 (+26 photos)

iasset.com is a channel management ecosystem that automates all major aspects of the entire sales, marketing and service process, including data tracking, integrated learning, knowledge management and product lifecycle management.

Show Comments