What is Data at Rest?

What is Data at Rest?

Data at rest refers to data that is stored on a physical device, such as a hard drive, flash drive, tape, or other storage media, rather than being transmitted over a network.

This data is in a dormant or inactive state, not currently being accessed or modified. Data at rest include files, databases, backups, and other forms of data storage.

Encryption of data at rest involves securing the data stored on these devices so that unauthorized users cannot read or access it.

This typically involves the use of encryption algorithms to encode the data, making it unreadable without the proper decryption key.

This way, even if the data storage device is stolen or accessed by an unauthorized person, the data will remain protected and unreadable.

Data at rest encryption can be applied to the entire storage device, individual files or partitions, or specific fields within a database.

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