Google is taking important steps to secure customer data in the cloud when used by applications and prevent potentially unauthorized access to sensitive computing workloads run by government institutions and their contractors. To meet the strict security and compliance requirements of highly regulated industries and governments, the company unveiled two new Google Cloud offerings called Confidential VMs and Assured Workloads for Government.
Confidential computing and in-use data encryption
Many solutions are available to encrypt data at rest when stored in databases or in transit when it’s transmitted over the internet between servers or clients. However, the biggest data security challenge is to protect information while being processed by applications in a computer’s memory.