Running Hadoop in the cloud makes sense for many of the same reasons as running any other application in the cloud. It can increase business efficiency, reduce costs, and increase agility and the speed of innovation. But for many organizations moving to the cloud is a non-starter due to data governance and control issues. Beyond the need to protect against data breaches and cyber attacks, organizations need assurance that cloud providers cannot arbitrarily access their data.
NuCypher provides an encryption layer with access controls embedded directly into the encryption algorithm. As a result, administrators can manage decryption permissions without access to the secret keys, enforcing separation of duties. Enterprises can maintain privacy, confidentiality, and data integrity encrypting on-premise and outsourcing storage and processing to the cloud.