Knowledge Center

The challenges of security in the storage ecosystem are real and growing daily. The SSIF has created this area to help both storage and security professionals learn more about topics like encryption, key management, and end-to-end security; manage the impact of security in their organization, and take advantage of best practices developed by experts in the field. Come back often as we add more information.

Welcome to the SSIF Knowledge Center, the place to learn about storage and security.  We hope you will dive into Storage Security tutorials, review our current set of white papers, articles, and toolkits, and check out the latest in standards activities.


Storage Security Industry Forum and SNIA members contribute to a rich set of educational tutorials on the broad range of storage security topics and issues in the industry today. These tutorials are offered live at events like Storage Networking World, and are also available for individual review. Our latest set examines subjects like:

  • An Introduction to Storage Security
  • ABCs of Data Encryption
  • Cryptographic Use Cases and the Rationale for End-to-End Security
  • A Do It Yourself Guide to Storage Forensics
  • An Introduction to Key Management for Secure Storage
  • Best Practices for Building a Key Management Strategy
  • The TCG Trusted Storage Specification

Access the SNIA Security tutorials by clicking here.

Guides and Best Practices

Visit the Guides and Best Practices section for guidelines on securing individual storage systems as well as storage ecosystems.  Here you can download information on solutions for data at rest, what to expect and understand about security if you are a storage professional, and what best practices you should implement.

White Papers

IT professionals turn to the SSIF for white papers that introduce storage security concepts, explain how to develop processes such as audit logging, and provide step-by-step checklists to implement initiatives like data encryption. 


Begin your study of the concepts and practices associated with SAN Security Best Practices with toolkits.


Learn about the storage security standards work being done in the industry today.

Published Articles

Peruse recent articles written by SSIF and SNIA members on storage and security topics.


Learn about storage and security topics in webcasts at your pace at a time convenient to you.