Encryption

12.06.16

Cloud First, Encryption Second?

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Many do not consider the government an early adopter of technology or an operator of data centers at the bleeding edge of innovation. The Cloud First initiative was meant to drive greater adoption of cloud computing amongst government organizations to help achieve cost savings and all the other wonderful advantages that are driving commercial enterprises […]

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10.18.16

Key Management, KMIP and VMware VM Encryption

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At VMworld in Barcelona VMware announced VMware VM Encryption as part of a larger vSphere 6.5 announcement. As a VMware partner (VMware is also a HyTrust investor) we are of course excited to see security being highlighted by VMware. I founded HyTrust in 2007 with the vision of enhancing security for VMware , which was […]

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09.20.16

Encryption – like Seat Belts

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Back in the day macho types, often wearing t-shirts and smoking Marlboros Reds, would tell you that they don’t wear seat belts because this lack of seat belts makes it more likely that they would be “thrown clear” in the event of an accident. Sounds pretty reasonable until you ponder where you might be “thrown […]

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08.29.16

To a Better Cloud – With IBM, HyTrust, Intel, and VMware

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Today is an exciting day in the world of the hybrid cloud and we are excited to be an integral part of it. IBM, with the earlier adoption of Intel TXT in their SoftLayer bare metal cloud offering, showed clearly that they were looking toward the future by enabling an unbroken line of trust all […]

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08.15.16

How often should you rekey encrypted data?

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The initial downtime taken to encrypt data is often one of the main stumbling blocks to deploying an encryption solution. As data sets move into the terabytes, the downtime associated with initial encryption can often exceed available maintenance windows. Solutions such as HyTrust DataControl alleviate these issues by allowing the applications to continue running while […]

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08.06.16

HyTrust DataControl now provides full KMIP server capabilities

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HyTrust and Cryptsoft recently announced that HyTrust are using Cryptsoft’s KMIP technology in our KeyControl encryption key management solution, which is part of our DataControl Cloud Encryption product. You can read the press release here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hytrust-datacontrol-adopts-cryptsoft-kmip-technology-300280867.html So what is KMIP? There have been many attempts over the years to produce a key management standard allowing […]

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06.21.16

Let’s Go All The Way

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There is a certain frustration when you map out some wonderful plan only to see it get stalled somewhere close to the finish line. Doesn’t matter what it is – that epic blog post, the 427 Cobra project in the garage or even wrapping up that virtualization certification – whatever. One thing we have seen […]

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06.21.16

A Non-Theoretical Take on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

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As HyTrust’s CTO I have the opportunity to work with a lot of the best and brightest minds in security, in both the Government and Private Sector. This is a tremendous honor and has afforded me unique perspectives on how people in various types of organizations think about security – and how they implement it. […]

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06.08.16

What’s happening with OpenSSL?

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I recently attended the 4th International Cryptographic Module Conference (ICMC) in Ottawa, Canada. Tim Hudson from CryptSoft gave a talk about the OpenSSL community, what’s changed given recent, widely publicized bugs such as Heartbleed and Poodle, and where the organization is going. There are 15 developers who are spread across 8 different countries. Only 2 […]

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