Cloud Security 101: What is Data Protection?
This is the eighth blog of a series that provides the basics of information security in the cloud. In this series, we will provide definitions and best practices for many of the elements that should be considered as part of a cloud security program. In addition to a blog, each topic will also have a short video, providing some additional information on the subject. The previous blog and video discussed the topic: “What are Monitor, Detect and Response?” In this installment, we will be discussing the topic: “What is Data Protection?”
Data protection is a key capability of hybrid cloud computing and information security that explains how data is secured at all parts of the process from loss and/or corruption.
As part of any cloud infrastructure solution, how data is handled and secured is paramount. A data-centric security model ensures unified data protection across private cloud, public cloud and traditional IT.
The best approach is to secure the data at every stage: when it is being stored (at rest), when it is being sent across a network (In motion) and when being used by an application or database (in use). Any data encryption and cloud solution should have a method of protecting data in all of it various stages.
Read the entire article here, Cloud Security 101: What is Data Protection?
via the fine folks at HP Enterprise.