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Encryption is only the beginning of Protection

As with most breaches this one began with the target company having a weak security position and utilizing products that were only partial solutions to a critical problem.  Encrypting their databases would normally protect sensitive data from exposure if the hack is simple, but more complex hacks involving the ability to acquire administrator level access require a more diverse and encompassing level of security.

SQrazorLoc, our database protection product, is such a solution because it doesn't stop at merely protecting the database, it also protects what applications can then access the database through it's secure gateway.

For really secure communications, you then need to share a new key each time you want to communicate information that is supposed to be secret. The use of a new key each time is considered to be equivalent to using what cryptographers call a one-time pad. A one-time pad harkens back to the days when an actual encryption key was distributed on paper and a unique sheet of paper was used each time. Because each key is used only once, cracking such encryption is difficult.

Wayne Rash, eWeek article, "Why Quantum-Resistant Encryption Needs Quantum Key Distribution for Real Security"


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