The B in BYOK stands for Bullshit [en]

I’ve recently encountered a customer, who insisted on a Bring-Your-Own-Key (BYOK) setup for compliance reason. I’ve always been skeptical about that and I didn’t have to search long for confirmation. This is what the Wikipedia article on BYOK has to say:

[…] a cloud computing security marketing model […]

[…] gives the enterprise the perceived control of its own keys […]

Data owners may believe their data is secured […]

I’ve rarely seen anything that snarky on Wikipedia. Yet so accurate.