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Engineers: You’re Doing Encryption Wrong & Your Security is At Risk

The concept of encryption is simple enough. At a basic level, encryption is the process of encoding information so only authorized keyholders can unlock it.  Implemented correctly, it is all but impossible to break encrypted code.  All too often, encryption is, in fact, not implemented correctly, leaving companies vulnerable...

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API vs. SDK: Choosing the Best DevOps Tool for your Brand

Deciding when to choose a standalone API (Application Programming Interface) over an SDK (Software Development Kit) is an integral part of the development process.  Both APIs and SDKs have similar aims — making life easier by enabling processes and communications that happen “behind the scenes.” End-users aren’t generally aware...

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Making Encryption Easy with StrongSalt’s New API

Original article published here at Tech Investor News. Is your data encrypted? You probably looked at the little lock icon in your browser to make sure your session was using TLS when I asked. But what happens when your data is somewhere other than a browser? Are you using...

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StrongSalt’s new Open Privacy API offers ‘encryption as a service’

Original article published here at Developer-Tech.com. By Ryan Daws Encryption as a service provider StrongSalt has released its Open Privacy API to improve the security of developers’ applications. StrongSalt was founded by Ed Yu, the former founding engineer of cybersecurity giant FireEye. Back in September, StrongSalt raised $3 million...

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StrongSalt Introduces Encryption as a Service API

Original article published here at ProgrammableWeb. By Eric Carter, ProgrammableWeb Staff StrongSalt, encryption platform as a service provider, has introduced its Open Privacy API. The API makes encryption more usable, and developers can leverage the platform to bake encryption into everyday applications and workflows. The company believes it will...

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StrongSalt Eases Pain of Searching Encrypted Data in the Cloud

Original article published here at SecurityWeek.  StrongSalt Helps Customers Gain Compliance Through Searchable Encryption for Cloud Services and Enterprise Applications By Kevin Townsend Encryption is often described as the best defense against hackers, and the strongest solution for compliance with GDPR, CCPA and other data protection and privacy laws...

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This startup just solves the data privacy problem by making it possible to search encrypted data in the cloud

Original article published here at TechStartups.com A staggering amount of data is stored in the cloud. According to IDC, data stored in the cloud is projected to grow from 33 ZB in 2018 to 175 ZB by 2025. The cloud is now home to massive amounts of data as organizations...

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StrongSalt Cracks the Privacy Problem with First Open Privacy API, Making Encryption Usable in the Cloud

Unveils first look of encryption as a service at AWS Re:Invent 2019 SUNNYVALE, CA and LAS VEGAS — DECEMBER 3, 2019 —  In a move to address today’s major problem behind privacy – making encryption usable – we announced today the first Open Privacy API for searching and sharing...

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Is Unsearchable Encrypted Data Holding You Back?

Encrypted data can present a significant hurdle for businesses that must rely on it. Unsearchable encrypted data is limiting in both a big picture sense and in everyday tasks. You can’t manipulate or code within encrypted data. Innovation suffers. Efficiency declines.

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Encryption Key Rotation is Useless — Here’s Why

When it comes to securing data for storage or transfer, encryption is the gold standard. Adequately encrypted data puts up a roadblock that can slow down and potentially stop would-be hackers. It is essential to understand the limitations and potential risks related to this data privacy security technique, however.

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2020: A Year of Reckoning for Big Business and Data Privacy

2020 is going to be a big year for companies to pay attention to their data privacy practices. On January 1, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect. It’s a “far-reaching law that will put some of the world’s strictest rules on how tech companies — many...

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It’s time to get real with your EULAs

Consumer trust is one of the most depleted resources that today’s companies have to draw from. While they may seem parenthetical to marketing campaigns and product packaging, readable end-user license agreements (EULAs) would be a significant step in restoring loyalty with your customer base.

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3 Reasons Why Encryption Sucks For Businesses Today

Many modern encryption services include major limitations and vulnerabilities. There are several obstacles and pitfalls security professionals need to overcome to offer a secure, functional service. The issues with encryption are even more apparent when it comes to data sharing and messaging.

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StrongSalt Raises $3 Million in Seed Funding from Valley Capital Partners

With three encryption-related patents secured from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we will using this new capital to further develop our encryption platform-as-a-service for developers and enterprises.

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Big Business and Geolocation Data Privacy

Geolocation data is information on where a device is being used. Because Internet-connected devices are for personal use (smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, laptops, etc.), this translates into information about the user’s individual life. Companies who can access this data are able to make a wealth of deductions about the habits,...

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The Business-Consumer Digital Privacy Relationship Problem

While we as humans have always valued our right to personal privacy in the physical world, the truth is, until now, we could not clearly see how our privacy would be treated, respected, and compromised in the interconnected digital world that we have become so accustomed to “living” in...

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Digital Privacy: A Right or a Privilege? Global Consumer Views on Privacy

As consumers become more educated about global privacy laws and about the ways big business has exploited personal data, we can anticipate the public to expect more and more protection of their privacy.