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MySQL is probably the most popular open source database. While there is a wealth of discussion online for MySQL database encryption,doing it right in a cloud computing environment is tricky. The discussion here is quite long, and contains a lot of interesting details. So if you want a spoiler: it is possible to achieve true confidentiality for your MySQL database today; using the industry best practice which is split-key encryption. Here’s why. Cloud encryption for MySQL – Setting your goals Before talking tech, it’s actually essential to understand what your goals are, and then how they relate to the technical solution for your MySQL database. Sometimes it is hard to get transparency when it comes to what goals are achievable with different techniques. The classic goals of any information security solution are “CIA”, meaning Confidentiality: your data cannot be rea... (more)

Database Security in the Cloud

We often get requests for best practices related to relational database security in the context of cloud computing. People want to install their database of choice, whether it be Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL, or IBM DB2… This is a complex question but it can be broken down by asking “what’s new in the cloud?” Many techniques that have existed for ages remain important, so let’s briefly review database security in general. Database Security in Context A database usually does not stand alone; it needs to be regarded in the light of the environment it inhabits. From the security perspective,... (more)

Porticor Launches To Deliver Cloud Data Security

Porticor, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today formally launched to make available the industry’s first solution combining data encryption with patented key management to protect critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Since Porticor uniquely addresses the fundamental cloud security issue of data encryption with keys managed in the cloud, companies are now assured that their private data stored in the cloud acros... (more)

Implementing Cloud Data Security

A recent SC magazine cloud data security article provided an interesting glimpse to a soon-to-be-released “2012 Global SMB Security Market Assessment” by Access Markets International Partners (AMI). According to AMI, SMBs are projected to increasingly shift their security dollars toward protecting the cloud. Cloud security currently accounts for nearly 17 percent of total spending, or $3.3 billion, within the worldwide SMB market, however, spending for cloud security is projected to jump to as much as 24 percent, or $7.7 billion. Recent trends continuously show that cloud comput... (more)


    (Originally posted by Lori Macvittie on rishidot.com) Porticor, which earlier this year unveiled its split-key encryption technology for securing cloud data has taken the next step in its quest to assure users of the security of data in the cloud. In addition to adding VMware private cloud to its portfolio of supported environments (previously it supported only Amazon environments) it announced that it has introduced homomorphic encryption into the equation, which further secures one of the least often (and yet most important) aspects of cryptography – the security of crypt... (more)