When will the public sector grasp basic lessons on information security?
by Ross Parsell - Director, government and commercial at Thales UK - Monday, 12 November 2012.
Encryption and key management

Public sector organisations at any level need to start classifying their data rather than their systems for different levels of protection. By doing this, they can protect the publicís personal data and their own reputations as well as avoiding the significant fines imposed for data breaches. Data loss or theft, either through human error or malicious intent, whether internal or external, are both costly and dangerous.

We must remember, however, that while encryption should be the bedrock of any data security policy, it is only effective if encryption keys are adequately protected. It is vital that the public sector employs a high-grade key management solution that adheres to the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP). Only then can the government fulfil its duty of protecting sensitive information.

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