Recent advances in cryptography are making it possible to keep data secure while it's in use. We take a look at what that means for ensuring privacy in the cloud, preventing future cyberattacks, and more.
For companies, the holy grail of data security is being able to operate on encrypted data without compromising its security.
Homomorphic encryption (HE) solves this problem by making decryption unnecessary — but it has historically been computationally intensive and slow, making it impractical for many use cases.
Today, advances in computer processing power are making HE a practical reality. Startups and corporates are using it to analyze medical datasets, protect cloud data while it’s in use, and prevent future data breaches.
In part three of our series on the future of data security, we examine how homomorphic encryption works and how it’s changing the game for cybersecurity.