Approaches for Encryption of Data-at-Rest in the Enterprise: A Detailed Review
Encryption is a tool that can be used to protect the confidentiality of the information in the enterprise. To understand if and how an encryption solution should be deployed, administrators need to understand and assess the risks of unauthorized access and disclosure at each point of the information flow. They must also understand how deployment of encryption technology may add risk to other areas of the business, including complexity added to management and risks to availability of encrypted data to authorized users. Data unavailability can come from something as simple as key management, which is perhaps the most important factor to consider in implementing an encryption solution.