There are many reasons that make Google’s Cloud Storage the most efficient and reliable infrastructure to store, access and manage data to date. It offers quick and easy access to your data from anywhere at any time. Also, there is no limit to store and manage your date. And now Google has introduced an automatic encryption for its Cloud Storage service. According to this update, all your data written to disk will be automatically encrypted for free. The prime objective behind this significant move is to protect user’s data from prying eyes.
Wondering how your data will be protected under this new system? Check out what Dave Barth, a Google product manager in a blog post said “This functionality frees you from the hassle and risk of managing your own encryption and decryption keys. We manage the cryptographic keys on your behalf using the same hardened key management systems that Google uses for our own encrypted data, including strict key access controls and auditing.”
The data as well as metadata around an object is encrypted using a unique key on basis of 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm. Also, each encryption key is encrypted with a constantly swiveling set of master keys. What else? If you want to manage your own keys, it is possible. You can easily encrypt data on your own before writing it to Cloud Storage.
The best part is to use this facility is no setup or configuration needed. Or also there is no need to change the way you access the Cloud Storage as the data automatically gets encrypted as well as decrypted when accessed. This automatic encryption on the server-side is currently active. Which means all your new data written to Cloud Storage is completely safe and secure from any kind of nasty activity.