Leave the drama to prime time television, we secure the digital infrastructure
A cornerstone of science fiction is the hazy morality of technology: the grey area. In the paranoid narratives of novelists and TV writers, you can count on corporations and public officials to fall on the wrong side of a conspiracy, whether through incompetence, complacency, or something more sinister. Our heroes are outlaws, outcasts and vigilantes.
Mr. Robot, the latest hit sci-fi series from Sam Esmail, is no exception. IT security experts unwittingly aid the enemy through their own fear and ego. Incompetent security guards hinder our hero’s attempts to save the world. Executives, gangsters and politicians alike conspire to profit with no regard for legality or morality.
These narratives, however, are more reflective of a superhero story than of reality. Any new technology presents new risks, but we cannot count on a rag-tag group of anti-social hackers with good intentions to manage those threats. Instead, cutting-edge companies like Thales step in to design and build the infrastructure that keeps data secure.
The Wild West days of the internet are nearing an end, and with the right security solutions, the digital landscape is far less perilous than Mr. Robot would have you believe. The internet grows constantly. We need to build security infrastructure that will grow along with it.
The cloud has made data conveniently accessible on any connected device. Soon, a majority of application workloads will be in the cloud. However, the cloud is not really singular. It is comprised of numerous public and private cloud providers, each with its own vulnerabilities.
How can you build your applications to account for the hazards posed by storing data with numerous different cloud providers? How can you anticipate what new threats will emerge 5 or 10 years in the future?
You can’t. That’s why Thales’ data encryption technology is simple, scalable and fast. We focus on the “what-if’s” so you don’t have to. Our solutions work with existing file structures to secure data without re-engineering applications, databases or infrastructure. By creating transparent and agile security technology, we can keep data secure and operating costs low.
Cloud computing has catapulted us into a new age of speed and accessibility, with innumerable risks posed by a multitude of different actors in control of various servers and clouds. These risks are scary: data breaches can threaten privacy, financial assets or even national security. The creators of sci-fi thrillers like Mr. Robot imagine the nightmarish scenarios that these hazards present – appealing to our technological fears – to build drama and suspense.
At Thales, we imagine these scenarios, too – so we can anticipate them, and build adaptable security solutions to prevent them, leaving the drama and suspense to the entertainment industry.