Data encryption

Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst


In a world where cyberattacks are constantly evolving, and cybercriminals refine their tactics every day, cybersecurity has become a growing concern in the business world. Issues like phishing and data breaches demand careful attention and the activation of every possible mechanism to prevent them.

SaaS (Software as a Service) enterprise solutions must have a strong commitment to cybersecurity. This is because cyberattacks not only impact daily operations but can also harm customers, and the subsequent data breaches and data sales can result in costly damage to mitigate.

Keep your secrets secret

In the case of enterprise solutions, particularly in SaaS (Software as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions, it is crucial to ensure that only individuals with the appropriate authorization can access certain sensitive data, such as name, email, identification documents, or bank account numbers.

This is why, when these authorized individuals do not include the service provider or the administrators of the infrastructure, it becomes necessary to establish the mechanisms required to prevent any kind of data leakage.

Only when not even the database administrator can view the information we store, can we truly ensure that it cannot be fraudulently used in case of a breach.

More encryption, more security

The best security mechanisms are those that combine different systems that, when working together, create an environment of complete trust. In general, database engines offer a system of encryption at rest, and some even provide a data masking solution to prevent unauthorized access. However, in these processes, the data is actually maintained in its original form. In other words, even though the information may be hidden with asterisks on top, the data remains there.

However, there are more sophisticated solutions like Azure Cosmos DB. For example, it has a security system called Always Encrypted, which encrypts data in such a way that there is no way to decrypt it without the correct key, which is protected within an Azure Key Vault. This security system can also have additional layers of protection through encryption in transit.

When you only have encryption at rest, there is a risk that if someone were to steal the hard drive, even if they couldn't read the data immediately, if that person had the password to access the cloud service, they could potentially do so. However, adding encryption in transit means that the database would always remain encrypted, and access to it would only be possible through an API. The API would access the Key Vault to verify if the user requesting access is authenticated, and only then would it allow data to be read.

Lastly, to provide an extra layer of security, you could encapsulate another security mechanism within this key vault based on the Data Encryption Key, which is the key used to decrypt all data.

All of these systems, when intertwined, create a set of security mechanisms that ensure only those who truly need access to sensitive data can do so. This is why we have incorporated this system into NAKA, making it a completely secure ecosystem even for highly sensitive sectors such as banking, industrial, pharmaceutical, and automotive.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

When we hire any digital service, we naturally expect it to work flawlessly and be ready to address any issues that may arise. However, the world of hacking advances at a pace that is often impossible to keep up with. Therefore, the most sensible approach will always be to be prepared and take measures to ensure the highest level of security, even in the event of an attack.

In the case of NAKA, our virtual reality experiences often require users to share sensitive data with us, which must be rigorously protected.

That's why our mantra is to always hope for the best while preparing for the worst. We offer top-quality virtual reality services while preparing for any eventuality, incident, or cyber threat. This means that even in the unlikely event that we fall victim to data theft or a breach, cybercriminals will not be able to negotiate or carry out extortion with that information since they will not be able to decipher it.

This is the guarantee we offer at NAKA: providing our clients with the highest degree of security, even in the most serious situations, such as a data breach.

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