As Google ramps up its data-encryption efforts, now is a good time for enterprises to consider their own data-protection postures.
Revelations made public last week about alleged National Security Agency (NSA) capabilities for defeating Internet cryptography are having a ripple effect, causing companies big and small to re-evaluate their use of cryptography. One of those vendors is none other than Google.
According to a published report in The Washington Post, Google is accelerating its efforts to cryptographically secure data. Google’s moves do not require any specific action from users as the activity is focused around encrypting data between Google’s own data centers.
Google’s actions are being praised by some and met with skepticism by others.