What Are Digital Signatures and How Do They Work?

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In traditional document management, we have several ways to authenticate the legitimacy of information–a signature, a watermark, etc. In digital spaces, we don’t readily have these tools to use. That fact, along with the reality that any piece of information can be copied ad infinitum, made authentication a challenge that security experts needed to solve. 

Enter digital signatures or use cryptography to create an artifact to verify the authenticity and integrity of any piece of digital data. Digital signatures provide a way to ensure that the information has not been altered or tampered with during transmission or storage.


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What is an Authorization Boundary for FedRAMP and StateRAMP?

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Assessments for both StateRAMP and FedRAMP rely on the 3PAO’s understanding of the systems and people that will interact with a specific government agency. With this knowledge, it’s easier to determine where particular requirements begin and where they end. Across both of these frameworks, this concept is known as the “authorization boundary.” 

The authorization boundary serves as a (sometimes physical, sometimes logical, sometimes administrative) fence that delineates the scope of a cloud system’s operations, setting clear boundaries for where assessment and regulatory requirements begin and end. 

Whether you’re a cloud service provider or a government agency representative, this article will shed light on this essential concept and help you understand its impact on the landscape of cloud security.


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Ultimate Security: Data Breach Prevention in 2023

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According to a recent report by IT Governance, there were over 70 data breaches in June 2023 alone–accounting for compromising over 14 million data records. Once these records are out in the open, they are often sold on the dark web. Following that, it’s just a matter of time before hackers can use this data to breach accounts and hack into larger systems. 

Unfortunately, data breaches can happen through several attacks–social engineering, identity compromise, or direct threats to applications and infrastructure. 

Here, we will talk about what it means to stay ahead of potential data breaches. It takes a comprehensive approach to threat detection and prevention across several levels of security, none of which are more or less important than the other.  


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