Google started to encrypt data in cloud storage

Posted: August 16, 2013 in IT Security News
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Google“Google Cloud Storage service is now automatically and free of charge encrypts all user data,” – said in the Internet company Google.

According to Dave Barth (the product manager for Google Cloud Storage), embedded encryption process is completely transparent to users and does not affect the performance of the service.

“If you enable encryption of your data, this feature saves you from using third-party solutions for data encryption, as well as the need for storage and management of cryptographic keys,” – he said.

According to him, when you turn on encryption for new downloadable service files will be encrypted at the back end, and users will not see any differences between the files with crypto support without it. In a blog post Google said that such an approach – is only part of the company’s efforts to strengthen the privacy of customer data after recent scandals with Internet wiretapping and NSA leaks from the U.S..

“We do not provide client’s keys to the government”, – assured in the Internet company.

From a technical point of view, the new service uses 128-bit standard AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). Noted that most of today’s financial data has been used for 256-bit AES. Also, Google says that the developers can use their own cryptographic keys for use with Google Cloud Platform. Previously, the data encryption service was only available in Google Compute Engine Persistent Disks and Scratch Disks.


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