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HyTrust DataControl now provides full KMIP server capabilities

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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My Right To Be Forgotten!

Seriously, that title is right out of a sentence from the GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation, the original draft that was published by the European Union in 2012 but more pertinently the changes are to be ushered in 2018 which is less than two years away. So if you are an enterprise that […]

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Paradigm Shifts, Zero Trust Security and the Copernican Revolution

Back in the day, people believed all sorts of things that would be viewed as odd and peculiar today. One such belief was Ptolemaic or Geocentric model of the solar system (animated gif above, right side – earth is blue). This model put the earth at the center with the stars and planets rotating around […]

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Yes, HyTrust Does VDI

We have a new intern in the office, Ananya, who is doing some good work. These positions are always a challenge because while you want to get some useful work out of the arrangement you also want there to be some educational value to the intern. With the rapid pace of technology and unanswered questions […]

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The Internet of Tamagotchi

Remember the Tamagotchi? You know, the Japanese electronic toy pet from the 90’s that required constant futzing and maintenance otherwise it would die? 76 million of them shipped and they were a big hit. My best friend’s kids had ‘em and they would cry when they died and would cry even more if some sort […]

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BREXIT, TEXIT, [REGEX] EXIT

On the morning of 24 June 2016 when Great Britain woke up to the news that the referendum to leave the European Union passed, a lot of things changed. One of them was a nearly 70 year trend toward a more unified, centralized Europe. Partly motivated by a desire to avoid a repeat of the […]

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Let’s Go All The Way

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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A Non-Theoretical Take on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

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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SDDC – It’s Mainstream Now

We are seeing a couple of large trends converging in 2016. One was widespread adoption of encryption and in particular the adoption of managed encryption in virtualized environments. The other is the increasingly widespread adoption of SDDC in the enterprise. No longer restricted to the cutting edge or early adopters, SDDC has gone mainstream to […]

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Cloud Encryption: Cloud Minus the Angst

This blog post is about cloud encryption and we’ll get to that, but first a little on change. Change, even change for the better, tends to be stressful.  Get a new car, you have to set up all the Bluetooth and media stuff. Get a new house and you need internet and utilities. Leave all […]

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