Control Your Own KeysWinMagic's Hickman on the Push to Lock Down Cloud Services
The vast majority of cloud services today store - and manage - all related cryptographic keys for customers. But in the post-Snowden era, there's an increasing push for organizations that use cloud services to better control and lock down those environments, in part by better managing the key that keep them secure, says Mark Hickman, chief operating officer of security firm WinMagic.
In this interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Data Breach Summit in San Francisco, Hickman discusses:
- The impetus for cloud service users to own their own keys;
- How key management challenges - and approaches - have evolved;
- Regional variations and concerns relating to key management;
- How key management relates to the Apple-FBI cryptographic debate.
Before becoming COO of WinMagic, Hickman served as the company's global vice president of sales. He also previously served as the country manager for RightNow Technologies and as a director at BEA Systems.