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Encryption needs to be supported by sound policies.

BeCrypt : 18 December, 2007  (Technical Article)
BeCrypt explains the requirements for greater protection than encryption which in itself is not enough without a workable data protection policy to support it.
BeCrypt states that while assured levels of confidentiality can be provided with encryption solutions, that these on their own are not enough. Organisations still need to employ security policies to ensure successful adoption. The increased use of laptops and removable devices and the requirement to exchange confidential data with partner organisations has fuelled the demand for encryption products. Companies can deploy encryption technology to address the risks of data theft and loss, but must implement security policies and procedures to support those polices for user compliance and data protection.

Richard Brooks Director of Sales EMEA of BeCrypt commented; "Companies and public sector bodies alike are at risk both from unauthorised access to and the loss of valuable corporate and personal data. Recent events in the news have highlighted just how real this risk is.

"Achieving confidentiality of data through encryption products is straightforward, however, the challenge that organisations face is how to balance the security of data with integrity and availability, particularly as data is exchanged between partner organisations. Technology is obtainable to encrypt data, but companies must also put security processes in place to ensure user compliance and controlled access to the information."

One of the biggest challenges for organisations is to balance data integrity, confidentiality and availability. They need to ensure that data is protected and yet is made available to the people that need the information. The second challenge is to ensure that they educate staff so that they understand the enormity of the potential risks should digital data go astray.

BeCrypt provides a range of disk encryption, media encryption and data protection products that can be configured to the individual needs of clients. BeCrypt data security products, developed in consultation with government and corporate organizations, secure the data on desktops, laptops, PDAs, USB thumb drives and other removable media. They are designed to meet stringent security standards for both the government and commercial marketplace.
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