These days, encryption is essential. Be sure you're doing it right.
By Patrick Townsend
Encryption key management is a crucial part of any data encryption strategy. It's designed to protect credit card numbers, social security numbers, or any other sensitive information you need to protect in data files. A failure in encryption key management can result in the loss of your sensitive data and can lead to severe penalties and legal liability. Unlike public/private key technology, which maintains the security of two separate endpoints, database encryption uses a single secret key, and its loss compromises your data. That's why good encryption key management is so important to your data security strategy.