This article in Dark Reading made me sit up a bit when I thought encryption was being knocked as being unsafe. Actually it was specifically about whole disk encryption. The crack in whole-disk encryption?
“If you thought your sensitive data was safe with the encryption solution you’veFollow this up with the Quote Of The Day from InformationWeek Daily:
chosen, think again. To quote the research abstract, “Though we discuss
several strategies for partially mitigating these risks, we know of no simple remedy that would eliminate them.”
"Fundamentally, disk encryption programs now have nowhere safe to store their keys."
-- Princeton computer science professor Edward W. Felten
And once again I feel safe and vindicated in my choice of employment. I made the jump into data integrity about 6 years too early, but I think it will be a big part of a new range of Information Sharing and Data Classification products. I even made the jump into encryption and key management products 6 years ago, but that was then, now everyone not only wants one, they need one.
OK, so I maybe struck a bit lucky, but from the crest of a wave you can see the next wave coming.