In this blog, we’ll break down the complex world of data encryption and explore how EBI’s EB Control software is changing the game when it comes to protecting your data. Whether it’s at rest on your devices, in motion between platforms, or in use during your daily tasks, EB Control has you covered.
Are you a security-minded technology professional looking for the ultimate protection and control over your data? If you’re seeking to safeguard your sensitive information in a way that renders data breaches and leaks obsolete, then you’re in the right place. Welcome to the world of EBI and our revolutionary approach to data security – the Zero-Trust Data platform, EB Control.
What is Encryption?
Before we delve into the fascinating world of EB Control, let’s start with the basics. Encryption is the process of transforming readable data (plaintext) into an unreadable format (ciphertext), which can only be accessed by authorized users.
At EBI, we use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), a secure method developed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). To encrypt or decrypt data using AES, you need a special key. Keeping this key secure is crucial to maintaining data integrity.
Encryption and Why It Matters
Encryption is the key to keeping your data secure, even if it accidentally falls into the wrong hands. Without the right key, encrypted data remains indecipherable.
Even if someone attempts to tamper with the ciphertext without the key, decoding it becomes an impossible task. This means that once data is encrypted using AES256, it can be safely stored or transferred without fear of unauthorized access.
Encryption of User Data
At EBI, we use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to protect user data at rest. This algorithm can utilize 128, 192, or 256 bits of key data to transform input into ciphertext. EB Control has chosen to support the strongest bit strength of 256, ensuring your data is protected with the highest level of security.
Where Data is Stored
Data protected by EB Control can be stored on your local device or transferred to other platforms, making it safe to send over public communication channels or store on unprotected disks. It’s essential to note that all sensitive data protected by EB Control is locally encrypted and will never be sent to or stored on EB Control servers.
EB Control’s Patented Key Management
EB Control employs both asymmetric and symmetric key technologies to enhance security without the need for external certificate authorities or servers to handle public/private keys.
Traditionally, asymmetric cryptography uses a pair of keys – one public and one private – to protect data. With EB Control, we’ve simplified the process.
You don’t need external certificate authorities, and only the local client machines need to generate and use these keys. When you want to create a secure container or access an existing one, your local client sends its public key to the server.
Symmetric cryptography uses a single key for both encryption and decryption. While simpler and faster, the challenge lies in securely exchanging the key. This is where Symmetric Transient Key Technology™ comes into play.
How Keys Are Generated
The AES algorithm relies on a secret key for securing and accessing data. In simpler terms, our system uses a unique code (Seed A and the Formula) to safeguard your data. Your device generates two special keys (Key 1 and Key 2) to lock and unlock the data.
These keys and codes are only kept in your device’s memory briefly and are erased once they’ve served their purpose, ensuring the highest level of security for your information.
How Keys Are Recreated
When a user attempts to access data stored in an EB Control secure container, a verification process with the Trust Broker Server is initiated. Keys are generated and stored temporarily in the device’s memory and are promptly deleted once they’ve fulfilled their purpose, ensuring data security.
Seed and Formula Storage
The Seed and Formula data are stored separately, encrypted, and never permanently stored on any servers, enhancing data security throughout the process.
Enhanced Encryption Communications
EB Control doesn’t solely rely on HTTPS; it integrates an additional layer of encryption. This extra layer, combined with AES256 encryption, guarantees robust protection for data during communication, further bolstering data security.
In a world where cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, traditional data breach prevention measures often fall short. However, EBI’s innovative Zero-Trust Data platform, EB Control, is redefining data security.
With robust encryption, innovative key management, and enhanced communication security, EBI is paving the way for a more secure and resilient cybersecurity landscape.
It’s time for security professionals to embrace this revolutionary approach to safeguard their data. Say goodbye to data breaches, and say hello to the future of data security with EB Control.