Key Management as a Service Exposes Different Risks to Data in Public Clouds

Published: 19 December 2017 ID: G00337107

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Incompatible encryption and key management services being offered by infrastructure as a service and platform as a service providers are complicating the building of cohesive data protection. When adopting cloud services, security and risk management leaders need to base multiple strategies on risk.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Identify and Prioritize Critical Datasets
    • Determine the Security Levels Needed for Each Dataset, and Implement Encryption
    • Match Security Policy Orchestration Needs With Available KMaaS Technology
      • Software-Based Key Management Services
      • Cloud HSM
      • BYOK
      • HYOK
      • MPC
      • Intel SGX and AMD SEV
    • Enforce Consistent Life Cycle Management Policies Across Clouds
    • Ensure All Cryptographic Operations Are Logged and Audited and Potential Security Events Are Alerted
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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