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6 Ways Blockchain Can Be Used To Make Cloud Customers More Secure

From ensuring that data is fresh at all times to simplifying the management of consent to cutting out third party intermediaries, here's how six cloud security experts said blockchain could be a boon for businesses.

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Maintain The Root Of Trust

Establishing trust in the cloud can be difficult since users aren't on the company's network, using familiar devices, or in their control, according to Michael Fey, president and COO of Mountain View, Calif.-based Symantec. It therefore becomes difficult for companies to get trust around the data that's being produced and accessed in the cloud, Fey said.

Blockchain, though, provides a history alongside that information that's being generated in the cloud, which Fey said can help with both defining authenticity and delivering encryption.

Blockchain would be most helpful in instances where manipulating information could cause great harm, such as when organizations are dealing with workload processing, firmware updates, software updates and audit information. Blockchain is better at establishing a root of trust that legacy technologies such as certs since the later is more focused on network communication rather than validating the data.

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