Enterprise Encryption Strategy

Encryption is a well-known technology for protecting information. Through encryption every organization can secure its data from theft but clearly-defined and well-structured enterprise encryption strategy is essential to successfully using encryption.

When asked how to do this during a press conference, notorious former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said, “Encryption works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on.”

But encryption is useless if an attacker can access confidential data directly and skip the burden of having to defeat any cryptography. Thus, a successful strategy defines strong access-control techniques, using adequate combinations of file permissions, passwords, and two-factor authentication. Access controls must be audited on a regular basis to ensure their validity.

Unfortunately, no single encryption product protects all data areas. Some vendors offer nearly holistic solutions, but eventually an IT project manager will have to cobble together multiple solutions.

End-to-end encryption maximizes data protection regardless of whether the data is in a public or private cloud, on a device, or in transit. It can be invaluable in the effort to combat advanced threats, protect against IoT-enabled breaches, and maintain regulatory compliance. But the wide variety of options for enterprise deployment can be intimidating, and companies haven’t been using it effectively.

According to security company Gemalto’s Breach Level Index, 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86 percent compared to 2015. It is not surprising that sophisticated hackers were able to access these records; what is surprising is that of all of the data breach incidents, only 4 percent involved data that was encrypted and therefore unusable.

Organizations can leverage encryption to provide persistent data protection by anchoring it with a comprehensive strategy that incorporates a complete lifecycle process along with the technology solution.

A comprehensive encryption strategy must consider all the ways the data can be input and output, as well as how it’s stored.


Any data that can be used to identify an individual, group, company, or entity should be protected against unauthorized access during creation, transmission, operations, and storage. Confidential information is especially at risk during transmission across untrusted networks, such as the Internet, and when stored on portable computing devices: laptops, data backups, USB flash memory drives, PDAs, and other small form-factor computer equipment.

Even a minimalist approach requires that the following areas be encrypted: wired and wireless network transmissions, hard drives, backup media, e-mail, peer-to-peer technologies, PDAs, databases, USB keys, passwords, and active memory areas.

Driftex provides an enterprise encryption strategy easy to implement, available on all devices and both on cloud and on premises approaches. Encryption algorithms are used with specific technologies for protecting data on devices (pc and mobile), during transmission (wired and wireless), providing a secure environment for IT information, voice call and message exchange.

End-to-end encryption, two factor authorization features, encrypted network transmission, secure and encrypted backup, encrypted USB devices, encrypted calls and messaging are the fundamentals of the Driftex enterprise encryption strategy.