|Samsung SDS CEO Hong Won-pyo speaks during a media conference at the firm's headquarters in Jamsil, Seoul, Thursday. / Courtesy of Samsung SDS|
By Jun Ji-hye
Samsung SDS has bolstered its security service for cloud computing by adding artificial intelligence (AI), cryptography and data analysis technology to more effectively protect business data of corporate clients, the company said Thursday.
The move comes amid growing concerns over cloud security as an increasing number of enterprises worldwide are moving to migrate their data to cloud computing platforms. According to Forbes, 83 percent of global firms will complete their data migration to cloud-based services by the end of 2020.
"Samsung SDS will offer a full-scale security service covering a variety of cloud environments," Samsung SDS CEO Hong Won-pyo said during a media conference in Seoul. "We will resolve concerns of our clients through the highest level of security service equipped with new technology."
The IT unit of the nation's largest conglomerate said it has applied three principles to the package of its cloud security service ― blocking cyberattacks, preventing data leakage and rendering leaked data useless.
The firm utilized AI technology to automatically detect and analyze internal and external cyberattacks, and take necessary measures such as blocking hackers from attacking wireless networks.
The company also offers an automatic monitoring service that checks cloud users' actions, locations and devices. This detects and blocks the leaking of information regardless of whether it is intentional or unintentional.
During the conference, the firm also showed two technologies designed to make leaked data useless ― white box cryptography and homomorphic encryption.
White box cryptography makes it difficult for hackers to find data encryption keys even after successful break-ins.
The firm has developed the technology jointly with authoritative cryptographers in Israel.
It noted the technology has already been applied by renowned organizations worldwide including defense agencies, refusing to disclose their names for contractual reasons.
Homomorphic encryption offers data analysis while data stays encrypted. Samsung SDS has been developing the technology in cooperation with Seoul National University, and plans to commercialize it by the end of the year.
The firm said the technology can be utilized especially in the areas of finance, medical and marketing.
"Through enhanced cloud security service, we will expand our business," said Han Sung-won, a vice president who heads cybersecurity business at Samsung SDS.