Azure Key Vault setup and usage scenarios

Introduction At the time of this writing Azure Key Vault is in preview.  Azure Key Vault is a secure store solution for storing string based confidential information. The reason I’ve mentioned that the string based confidential information is that you can store a key used for encrypting a file, but you cannot store the encrypted … Continue reading Azure Key Vault setup and usage scenarios

Azure Blob Storage Data Security

The question of security and cloud computing is one of the very well argued discussed and debated topic. It’s also one of the very common question I get in my sessions. What ever said and done I personally believe that talking about security regardless of in the cloud or not it has 2 major characteristics. … Continue reading Azure Blob Storage Data Security

AES Cryptography

Contains the code for AES encryption and decryption in C#. 1: public byte [] EncryptText(string plainData) 2: { 3: RijndaelManaged rij = new RijndaelManaged(); 4: 5: rij.GenerateKey(); 6: _key = rij.Key; 7:  8: rij.GenerateIV(); 9: _intializationVector = rij.IV; 10:  11: ICryptoTransform encryptor = rij.CreateEncryptor(_key, _intializationVector); 12:  13: using (MemoryStream msEncrypt = new MemoryStream()) 14: { … Continue reading AES Cryptography