The World Economic Forum evaluated threats most likely to aggravate societal fractures, naming digital attacks and vulnerabilities as a grave concern in its 2022 Global Risks Report. The report expanded on that point, stating that Protecting Digital Developments is not only a top priority but is essential to the stability of civilization itself.
With such significant risk, there are undoubtedly associated impacts for businesses, chiefly that compliance plays a more prominent role than ever before. Failure to adhere to regulations in this day and age carries more than fines. Still, if the organization’s data is compromised, the fallout from the blast radius can severely damage the company’s reputation and finances. Prevalent cyber threats such as ransomware are steeply on the rise, largely due to the ever-increasing number of failure points from the growing complexity of the IT landscape.
Perhaps the most disturbing revelation is that according to an IBM study, 95% of cybersecurity issues can be linked to human error. Despite the number of digital threats that exist, insiders pose an acute security risk because they are a form of trusted individuals and are granted access by the organization itself. This is not to say that all insiders are malicious by nature, but quite the opposite. However, whether it is an unwitting insider or a bad actor, the end results are the same: the organization as a whole can be compromised.
Fortunately, there is a way to eliminate insider threats and a host of other attack vectors, securing sensitive data, even in the event of a breach. It is called Confidential Computing, and it takes a unique approach to data security in that it separates and isolates data and applications from the operating system, encrypting data in memory to ensure the highest level of protection at all times. Workloads are run in a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), also called a secure enclave, shielding data and applications from inside and outside the organization. Anjuna Confidential Computing software locks out cloud admins and even insiders with root access. Even if an attacker can exfiltrate the data, it is fully encrypted with AES 256, rendering the data completely useless.
Elegant in its simplicity, Anjuna software enables any organization to take advantage of Confidential computing, regardless of their environment, securing any application on any public cloud as all major cloud providers now offer the necessary hardware. With Anjuna, enterprises can easily address compliance concerns such as GDPR, SHEILD, and CCPA, while simultaneously executing digital transformation strategies to fuel business growth without lingering fears over data privacy and security.
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