Server room IT managers, who are often responsible for data and communication encryption, now face legislation that requires data to be encrypted such as Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley. In addition, consumer advocate groups are demanding that enterprises take extra precautions when dealing with private information. This means that small enterprises must assess their current database and mobile security systems to understand the enterprise's need and state of readiness for data encryption. This note will allow the small enterprise to:
- Understand the main business drivers behind encryption deployment.
- Conduct a readiness assessment for data encryption solutions.
- Understand the key considerations when adopting encryption.
Lack of compliance with legislation or lack of response to increasing demands for data security may lead to financially devastating results. Avoid these negative effects by determining if and how data encryption is appropriate for the enterprise.