Encryption tools protect sensitive data from third parties. But encryption does not guarantee that files, removable media, email messages and network packets will not be hacked. Poorly written user authentication policies, configuration mistakes, social engineering and tool restrictions can all create problems. To catch these vulnerabilities, administrative policies on continuous testing and monitoring of encrypted data are in place.
One encryption tool is not enough to ensure to protect your system is protected. Security professionals need to build a portfolio of many tools—some automated, some manual, some multi-platform, some silo platform, some on the computer, some cloud-based. Building a portfolio of encryption tools helps administrators to leverage each tool’s strengths. What’s in the portfolio depends on the tools’ strengths, data type, budget and personal preferences. The portfolio can be updated with new encryption tools as the network or data type changes.
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