Information security today has evolved into a big data arms race. As vendors create ever more elaborate and sophisticated systems to flag and investigate abnormal events, the huge amounts of log data is driving up costs for storage, processing, software and network transport. A more effective, less costly information security approach is to protect information using encryption in-flight and at the communications endpoints. This shift can also help organizations immediately identify if information has been compromised. This approach also lends itself well to use in Infrastructure as a Service cloud environments.