Cloud Encryption

Cloud encryption is recognized as a basic building block of cloud security. Data at rest is no longer between the proverbial "four walls" of the enterprise; the data owner is managing their own data with browsers and cloud APIs, and the concern is a hacker may do the same.

In this collection of articles, we explore topics such as the risk scenarios; cloud encryption for cloud database security, transparent data encryption in the cloud, integrity protection for cloud data security, and S3 encryption for Amazon Simple Storage Service.

Cloud Security Breaches and How to Avoid Them

Cloud Security Breaches on InfoSec Institute

The cloud is expanding. More applications are being run online. More data is being stored online. More businesses are relying on public, private, and hybrid clouds for their apps, records, and backups. And more hackers are taking advantage. Why Security Breaches Happen in the Cloud Hackers aren’t attacking the cloud; the cloud is their access […]

@CloudExpo | #Cloud Security Myths: Busted

Cloud Security Myths by Cloud Expo

In a Feb 2014 survey, 94 percent of organizations surveyed reported running applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service.[1] According to research firm Nasumi, there is over one exabyte currently stored in the cloud. An exabyte is over a billion GB.[2] Considering the amount of data in the cloud and the growing rate of adoption for sensitive […]

Cloud Security Best Practices of the Fortune 500

Cloud Security Best Practices

When you plan your migration to the cloud, and the cloud security best practices to secure it, there is no need to reinvent the wheel.  Here is some advice from the Fortune 500. Use these tips to learn from others’ successes and to avoid their failures – maybe their companies can afford “valuable” learning lessons, […]

Data Security Company to Support Transparent Data Encryption


A prominent cloud data security company recently announced an update to its security software by adding support for Transparent Data Encryption, as to better encrypt and manage the security keys of its business clients’ SQL servers. According to its official news release, Porticor will now support Microsoft SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption within its Virtual […]

Porticor Launches Cloud Data Encryption For Microsoft SQL Server

Porticor on Hosting Journalist

Porticor, a cloud security company delivering solutions for cloud data encryption and key management, now supports Microsoft SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), securing Microsoft’s database in cloud hosting infrastructures with its Porticor Virtual Private Data (VPD) solution. The company’s software-defined key management solution would eliminate risks surrounding storing SQL Database Encryption Keys (DEK) on the database server, […]

Porticor Enhances Microsoft SQL Server Encryption with Cloud Key Management Security for Complete Database Protection

Porticor Virtual Private Data System Leverages Software-Defined Key Management to Eliminate Complexities and Risks Found in Traditional Hardware Encryption Security Modules CAMPBELL, Calif. – Aug. 5, 2014 – Porticor®, a leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption and key management solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data […]

HIPAA and Encryption Lower the Cost of Healthcare

HIPAA and Encryption on Electronic Healthcare Reporter

Add to the list of known certainties: death, taxes, and the need to lower the cost of healthcare. Neither HIPAA standards nor encryption were created with the purpose of lowering the cost of healthcare, but neither was penicillin originally purposed as an antibiotic. Both welcome side effects in the world of medicine. Cloud Computing and […]