Cloud Services and Encryption: Facts, Myths, Perceptions

Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016

Paul Rich, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

Encryption and the term “BYOK” have surged to the forefront of cloud service evaluations. Both security and compliance stakeholders express great interest in encryption and its apparent promises. However, the expectations built upon encryption and control of encryption keys are often founded on assumptions that fail under scrutiny. In this session we will examine the top myths of cloud encryption (as published in trade journals during the past two years), debate “facts” and share perceptions about this fascinating and evolving area of cloud services and data privacy. We’ll encourage you to get involved and share your thoughts during the session.

What you’ll take away:

  • The fact and fiction in myths about cloud encryption
  • The importance of thinking of encryption within legal frameworks
  • How to spot encryption snake oil