Lowering the costs of encrypted data storage in trusted computing

ASHBURN, Va. – With the use of unmanned vehicles increasing dramatically in the air, on the ground, and sea, protecting sensitive data on those trusted computing platforms with has become a critical challenge. Until recently, Type 1 encryption devices were the only choice available to protect data-at-rest.

The lengthy development times and high costs of new Type 1 encryptors increase program schedule risk. Due to constraints on the U.S. federal budget, even large programs are having difficulty funding new Type 1 encryption developments.

A solution that speeds the deployment and lowers the cost of protecting data-at-rest comes from the new two-layer encryption approach outlined in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) process to allow the use of commercially sourced technologies for data encryption.

Today, two-layer encryption has the support of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) data storage solution vendors, so system integrators can use them to reduce their program schedules, costs, and development risk. Designers can capitalize on two-layer encryption with COTS network-attached storage systems to obtain quick NSA approval of new storage solutions. ..Read More..

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