Who holds the encryption keys?
Source: Computer World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography Encryption can make up for a litany of security snafus -- from a bad firewall to an unrelenting hacker to a lost laptop. Once data is encrypted, criminals can't use or sell it. Plus, if encrypted data goes missing, companies are protected from disclosure requirements in most states. No wonder 38% of companies surveyed by Forrester Research have already adopted full-disk encryption technology. But data protection doesn't stop there. Encryption keys and digital rights also must be well orchestrated and secured, or else encryption protection goes out the window.

For instance, encryption keys kept in a predictable place are like house keys left under a welcome mat: They're easy prey for intruders.

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