At ESG, we have this concept called ubiquitous encryption. As more and more encryption technologies are baked into products and enter the enterprise, data will likely be encrypted everywhere--on hard drives, networks, database columns, file systems, tape drives, portable media, etc.
Good news for data confidentiality and integrity but all of this encryption means tons of new encryption keys to create, protect, and manage. This situation has scared me for a while. If encryption keys are stolen, they can easily unlock secret data. If encryption keys are lost, critical data can turn into useless 1s and 0s.
Of course, what'… Read more