Google Cloud Key Management Service could help more enterprises encrypt data

Attackers are increasingly able to penetrate perimeter defenses, compromise accounts and mine data without targets even being aware of the attack, as the Democratic National Committee breach proved. Encrypting data is the best defense. Strong encryption of complex data structures requires a Key Management System (KMS). But implementing a KMS can be challenging, especially for enterprises below the security poverty line that don’t have the budget to hire a multidisciplinary security team. Google may have a solution with its Cloud Key Management Service (CKMS) now in beta in select countries.

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