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What is Encryption Mechanisms

Emerging Technologies and Security in Cloud Computing
Encryption mechanisms are techniques and algorithms used to secure data by converting it into an unreadable format (ciphertext) using encryption keys. Encryption can be applied to data both in transit (during transmission over networks) and at rest (when stored on storage devices or servers) to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure.
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Role of Blockchain Technology in Protecting a Cloud Architecture
Virendra Kumar Verma (Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology (IERT), Prayagraj, India), Shrikant Tiwari (School of Computing Science and Engineering (SCSE), Galgotias University, India), Bireshwar Dass Mazumdar (School of Computer Science Engineering and Technology(SCSET), Bennett University, India), and Yadav Krishna Kumar Rajnath (Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology (IERT), Prayagraj, India)
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DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-2081-5.ch004
Cloud computing has revolutionized the way organizations manage and deliver services, offering unparalleled scalability and cost-efficiency. However, the increasing adoption of cloud-based solutions has also brought forth a myriad of security challenges, ranging from data breaches to unauthorized access and tampering. In recent years, blockchain technology has emerged as a promising solution to address some of these security concerns. This chapter presents an in-depth exploration of the application of blockchain technology in cloud security. It begins by providing an overview of both cloud computing and blockchain, emphasizing their individual strengths and weaknesses in safeguarding data and transactions. Subsequently, it delves into the various security challenges faced in cloud environments and how traditional security measures often fall short.
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Encryption mechanisms are techniques used to secure data by transforming it into an unreadable format (ciphertext) using encryption algorithms and keys. Only authorized parties with the decryption keys can reverse the process and access the original data (plaintext). In cloud computing, encryption is used to protect data both in transit (while being transmitted between the user and the cloud) and at rest (when stored on cloud servers) to prevent unauthorized access and data exposure.
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