Based on Equinix’s experience in providing encryption and connectivity services for globally distributed enterprises, we share three best practices—cloud-neutral encryption key management services, private connections and partner ecosystems—for securely managing content and media data/assets.
This year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas will demonstrate how the media and entertainment (M&E) industry has moved “outside of the box” into vehicle entertainment systems, global Esports experiences, connected fitness applications, and omni-channel streaming from over the top (OTT) content and digital media (CDM) providers such as Amazon, Netflix and YouTube.
What was physical is rapidly becoming digital, as every industry undergoes a digital transformation. Digital wallets, with details about your identity and your credit card information encrypted somewhere in the cloud, are replacing credit and debit cards, which have largely replaced printed currency and checks. Newspapers, magazines, music and movies are consumed digitally. Robotics eliminate manual assembly processes and deliver consistent quality at lower cost. The notion of driving a car may soon become as outdated as dialing a phone.
The cloud, mobile devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the proliferation of software applications that touch nearly every aspect of quotidian activity create ever-greater volumes of data. These, unfortunately, are targets of nefarious individuals, organizations and government entities seeking financial gain or major economic or operational disruption.
Imagine knowing everything about a customer before they come through the door – name, preferences and interests, buying history, who they are connected to, where they live, and more. That kind of intelligence makes it easy to strike up a conversation with the customer and make the right recommendations that can lead to sales. The more you know, the more chances you have to win.
Data gravity boosts the value of your data, especially when analytics are applied. Larger volumes of data provide greater insight into and understanding of the sources that generate the data: customers, devices, machinery, vehicles, et cetera. Size matters: A database of ten million customers holds greater business value and potential for insight than a database of ten thousand customers.
Organizations are increasingly vulnerable to data breaches. SmartKey provides secure encryption key management to protect cloud data.
Every organization strives to keep data secure. However, in light of the frequency of successful cyberattacks and the often less-than-forthright acknowledgment of such attacks by major organizations, governments have stepped in to implement data processing and privacy regulations which impose severe penalties for violations
Residing on disks, in computer memory or transferred by wire or wireless, data increasingly drives global economies. Try going a day without internet access. How isolated do you feel when you’re out of cell-tower range? Your day is driven by data, and the value of data is defined by its context and usage.
Encryption has been the primary mechanism to protect data since public key encryption was invented in 1976. Encryption does not allow data to be “seen,” and generally applies to three data states: “in transit” data moving between different places, “at rest” data on disk and “in memory” data currently being processed on a system.