While encryption as a means of securing data can trace its roots back to the earliest days of employing cryptology to send secret messages. However, from an IT perspective encryption first began to be applied to data with the arrival of the public encryption standard and public-key cryptology way back in the 1970s. Almost 50 years later and the “Encrypt Everything” movement is finally gaining some momentum. At an AWS Summit event this week Amazon Web Services (AWS) CTO Werner Vogels encouraged attendees to make sure they encrypt everything now that encryption has been built into over 165 different AWS services.The biggest challenge organizations face as far as encrypting data is enforcing their encryption policies. The simple fact of the matter is people simply forget to encrypt data. Click To Tweet
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.