Azure Storage is one of the most widely used services in the Microsoft Azure cloud, and is the Azure equivalent of the AWS S3 service. Most users of the service know that it is wise to encrypt sensitive data before storing it in the cloud. In this post, we will look at how that can be done using the Azure Java SDK, and will use the Cryptosense Analyzer Platform to gain insight into how the Azure SDK encrypts your data.
On 29th July 2019 CapitalOne Financial Corp announced a data breach affecting 140 000 of their customer’s social security numbers and 80 000 bank account numbers. CapitalOne is a major user of AWS cloud, and in this case the stolen data was stored in AWS S3 buckets. Since the perpetrator was arrested and left quite a long trail on social media, much more detail about this breach has become public than usual, allowing in-depth analysis of what went wrong.
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