A Look Into StorMagic’s Crystal Ball: 2022 Predictions for Edge, Video, Security and More

As another year comes to a close, the folks at StorMagic have been spending some time reflecting on the past year and contemplating what IT trends and transformations they expect to see in 2022. Here are some of the technology predictions our experts anticipate for the year ahead: Advancements to Technology: Year over year, technology continues to evolve, and 2022 [...]

BYOK – A Beginner’s Guide

Bring Your Own Key (BYOK), also referred to as Customer Supplied Encryption Keys (CSEK), is a model of encryption key management that enables customers to take full control of their encryption keys when storing data in the cloud.

StorMagic Proudly Claims Gold in the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

We are excited to announce that StorMagic was selected as a gold winner in two different categories of the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. StorMagic KMaaS was awarded gold in the “Cybersecurity Product / Service Awards -- Data Security” category, and SvKMS in the “Cybersecurity Industry Solutions Awards -- Manufacturing” category.Each year, Cybersecurity Insiders hosts its Cybersecurity Excellence Awards program, recognizing [...]

Is There Still a Place for HSMs in Modern Data Protection?

Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) have been the standard for encryption for the last 20 years. But with the emergence of computing that spans on-prem, cloud and edge environments, there has been a shift away from physical, on-premises HSMs to software-based key management systems. With that said, are HSMs still relevant? Is an HSM best for an organization’s current data protection [...]

High Availability’s Role in Protecting Data and Improving Performance

High availability (HA) is vital to protecting sensitive data, and an important part of key management. Key management is central to data encryption – encryption keys are like the keys to your house, and act to protect your valuables (the encrypted data). But, much like standard house keys, key management has a number of potential difficulties that can affect the [...]

KMIP – A Beginner’s Guide

The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) is a universal language for secure data management across platforms. It was developed by the Organization for Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), with the purpose of enabling communication between key management systems and cryptographically-enabled applications.

New White Paper: 6 Technology Trends that Improve Data Security for Any Cloud

The popularity of cloud computing continues to grow, with many of today’s businesses moving their data and applications from traditional datacenters to the cloud. In fact, Gartner analysts estimate the worldwide cloud services market to be $258 billion in 2020, and grow to $513 billion by 2024. While the cloud offers many benefits to organizations, including flexibility and cost savings, [...]

Cyber Resilience – A Beginner’s Guide

While cyber security is incredibly important, organizations are beginning to realize that they need to take their data protection strategies a step further. The term “cyber resilience” is becoming more prevalent, as a means of describing an organization’s ability to continue operating and to uphold the integrity of their data, even in the event of a breach.

Implementing IT Systems within Pharmacies: Challenges, Requirements, and More

Everyone has made a trip to the pharmacy at some point in their lives. But have you ever stopped to think about the technologies pharmacies utilize and how much data they’re generating, sharing, and storing on a daily basis? There are many steps that go into the process of getting the right medication into the hands of the right patient, [...]

Encryption – A Beginner’s Guide

Encryption is the process of protecting data by changing it from a readable form to an unreadable form. It uses complex algorithms to “scramble” and therefore protect data - as it’s unreadable and can’t be accessed.

Ecommerce Merchants: Stay Resilient in the Face of Downtime and Cyber Threats

Ecommerce has become a critical pillar of the global economy. Prior to the current pandemic, 2 billion people were buying from over 7 million online businesses according to etailinsights. As COVID-19 has progressed, brick-and-mortar businesses around the globe have adopted many new precautions and regulations to keep their customers safe. This includes transitioning to primarily, if not exclusively, selling their [...]

High Availability – A Beginner’s Guide

High Availability (HA) describes a system that can sustain long periods of continuous operation, and remain operational, even if a part of the system is no longer in service. Decreased downtime, the elimination of single points of failure, and replication and distribution of data across multiple locations, are all contributing factors that come together to create a high availability infrastructure.

IoT and Security: Protecting Data in the Internet of Things

The internet of things (IoT) – the interconnection of everyday devices via networks that facilitate interactions, including the exchange of data – is an ever-present force in the contemporary world. Whether in our personal or professional lives, we seem to always be “connected” to IoT endpoints. The growth of these types of network capacities comes with huge potentials, as well [...]

Key Management – A Beginners Guide

Key management refers to the process of creating, using, storing, exchanging, archiving, discarding, and replacing cryptographic keys in an encryption system. Its purpose is to secure an organization’s keys, and to prevent cybercriminals or unauthorized individuals from accessing and corrupting sensitive data that has been protected through encryption.

Edge Computing – A Beginners Guide

Edge computing is a term used to describe decentralized IT infrastructure. In an edge computing environment, applications, computation, and data storage are all carried out near the source of the data (i.e. at the “network edge”), as opposed to in the cloud or at an offsite datacenter. By processing data locally and minimizing the distance between devices and servers, edge computing delivers improved performance, requires less bandwidth, and reduces latency.

Beyond Data Encryption – The Need for an Enterprise Key Management System

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an IT analyst, research, validation, and strategy firm that provides market intelligence and actionable insight to the global IT community. This report provides insight into why organizations must prioritize an efficient key management strategy alongside encryption for adequate cybersecurity and breaks down the challenges and requirements of modern key management. Abstract: Encryption is crucial to [...]

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