This post was originally released on the Salesforce.com blog, written by Pete Thurston, RevCult's VP of Business Technology. View the original article.
Salesforce Shield is a popular solution for many of our clients in highly regulated industries concerned about data encryption and security (for example, healthcare, financial services, and government). One of Shield’s core services, Platform Encryption, encrypts sensitive data at rest while preserving business application functionality (search, etc.). Salesforce delivers amazing product innovations on an ongoing basis, with 3 major releases per year that fully preserve existing functionality while enhancing the Shield feature set. Although there are always discussions around the initial implementation of Platform Encryption, however, what about ongoing maintenance to ensure regulatory compliance? Here are three reasons why you should continuously monitor and update your Shield Platform Encryption configuration, even with seamless upgrades from Salesforce: