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Protect Encryption Keys
The most important part of a data encryption strategy is the protection of the encryption keys you use across your enterprise.
Because encryption key management is crucial to data protection a set of rules and standards for cryptographic systems has been created. Key Management vendors can have their solutions certified and this certification is in some cases a legal requirement.
Above best practices are recognised as critical steps to building strong encryption and key management solution.
Encryption systems are a combination of hardware and software specifically designed to create and manage encryption keys and to restrict their use to authorized users and applications.
Key management systems also incorporate a variety of security techniques to thwart unauthorized access, report on suspicious system activity, and mirror critical information to backup servers for high availability.
Each sector has its own cybersecurity pain points, and there is, of course, much overlap as well. Phishing is especially an issue across all industry sectors, likely because it taps into our behavior, and because of that it is very successful as an attack vector.
What are the most commonly mixed up security terms?
Threat, vulnerability, and risk.
While it might be unreasonable to expect those outside the security industry to understand the differences, more often than not, many in the business use these terms incorrectly or interchangeably.