Gartner Research

Tackle Six Security Issues Before Encrypting Data in the Cloud

Published: 09 March 2013

ID: G00248246

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald , Brian Lowans

Summary

The market adoption of public cloud encryption products by enterprises is still in the early innovator stage. But the wider adoption by enterprises will only follow if six security issues can be satisfactorily addressed.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • How Will Breach Notification and Data Residency Be Handled?
    • Recommendations
  • How Is the Data Managed at Rest by the CSP?
    • Recommendations
  • How Is the Data Protected in Motion to the Cloud Provider?
    • Recommendations
  • How Are the Data Encryption Keys Managed?
  • What Data Access Controls Are in Place for Cloud Encryption Service Users and Administrators?
    • Recommendations
  • Will Encryption Limit the Functionality of the Cloud Service?
    • Recommendations

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