ScramFS: a new, affordable and easy to use encryption tool, to help SMEs and government organisations protect data and assist GDPR compliance
November 2017 by Marc Jacob
Scram Software has announced that ScramFS - the world’s most advanced cryptographic file system – will be commercially available to SMEs and government organisations from January 2018. Via its intuitive command line interface (CLI), ScramFS enables system administrators to easily encrypt large amounts of data (whether stored locally or in the cloud) to protect data, reduce breaches and assist GDPR compliance.
From its inception, Scram Software wanted ScramFS to stand head and shoulders above existing encryption systems. In order to properly combat cybercrime in the age of the cloud, Scram worked closely with academics from leading universities in Australia and the USA. ScramFS has consequently been carefully researched and designed over the past three years with a level of rigour, verification and transparency not seen before in closed-source encryption software. The impetus for this was to address the long-standing lack of trust associated with cryptographic products - the so-called “snake oil” problem – in that it is usually almost impossible for users to verify the claims that a vendor makes.
An additional benefit of ScramFS is that it’s designed to be long-term secure: Most of today’s cryptosystems are expected to be broken by quantum computers within 15 years, but ScramFS uses only quantum-resistant techniques, so what users encrypt today will be secure for years and even decades to come.
Public beta test sites for ScramFS include Core dna, a global provider of an all-in-one digital SaaS platform that allows clients - including Nintendo, Louis Vuitton and Langham Hotels – to create solutions for content, marketing, e-commerce, intranets and communities. Core dna’s specific business need was to be able to help clients servicing the US healthcare sector to comply with HIPAA law, which restricts access to individuals’ private medical information.