Considering Compliance implications…

There are many varying opinions on almost everything, but Compliance is one of those topics like economics, everyone has a different opinion it seems.

I was reading an article by one of the Systems Engineers at Network Appliance entitled, “Six Tips for Archive and
Compliance Planning
” and while I agree with most of the points Mike Riley makes, I had to think a bit about his words on Encryption.

He isn’t saying not to use encryption, on the contrary, he is saying that encryption is a must, but the advice is sound.  Be careful what you do and the ramifications.  With compliance systems, often search and rapid retrieval are key and these are some of the most plausible arguements against specific applications of encryption.

As always, look before you leap.  I guarentee that if you think about where you should be using encryption you are already ahead of most.