Encryption Key Management: Best Practices For Federal Agencies
GCN, April 26th, 2021
April 26, 2021,
Volume 277, Issue 4

Government cloud adoption continues to increase steadily. According to a Bloomberg Government analysis, spending on cloud technology is expected to reach $8.5 billion by FY23

"But as agencies consider their next steps towards the cloud, security remains a consistent concern. Efforts like the Cloud Smart Strategy and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program have helped agencies evolve their cloud security strategies, but there is still much consider, including approaches to encryption.

Basic practices like encryption of data stored in the cloud are critical, but they're not always enough for federal agencies. In addition to basic encryption techniques, agencies must also think about sophisticated internal and external threats: This where complete control over encryption keys becomes crucial..."

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