Breach prevention is dead. Long live the 'secure breach'

By Tsion Gonen, chief strategy officer, SafeNet, Network World |  Security, data breach

Encryption also facilitates the adoption of new technologies, such as virtualization and cloud. By encrypting data, enterprises can maintain control over the data no matter where it resides, even if it is stored on someone else's cloud platform. Encryption allows true ownership of the data to be retained by its proper holder, which both ensures security and facilitates compliance.

It may be difficult to accept you have been breached and that you will be breached. It's difficult because in the traditional breach-prevention mindset, this is like admitting defeat. If you move to a secure breach mindset, however, it is not defeat at all. Defeat is only when an attacker successfully makes off with usable data.

Once you adopt this mindset you understand that not all breaches are alike -- some are secure, and some are not. CEOs, CFOs and CSOs should no longer turn a blind eye to the simple fact that breaches are happening and they are not going away. They should lead the transition away from the status quo and to a new era where security of the data is security itself. This is the era of the secure breach.

SafeNet Inc. is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet's data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high value information throughout its life cycle, from the data center to the cloud.

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