An Overview On How To Encrypt Data
Previously we discussed the role that passwords and encryption play in security. Now, we will take encryption a step further because the majority of people, even among IT staff, find encryption to be intimidating. We will show some examples on secret key block cipher encryption and list some tools to encrypt with.
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Encryption: Hiding The Treasure
The treasure hunter has found your treasure map, they have your password, and they know where your treasure is. Behold, there is a second line of defense: encryption! Encryption is like hiding your treasure or obscuring it in some way so that when hunters get to your treasure they can't find it, or they've found it, but don't know how to understand it.
Passwords: Getting To The Treasure
Perhaps the most overlooked feature of security is the password. Let's consider an analogy: your information, whether it be your home computer or Facebook, is like treasure. Only you have access to that treasure because it's protected by a password, a secret. The only way someone can steal your treasure is if they know how to get to it, that is, if they know your secret password.
Securing Mobile: How To Be Chuck Norris
They say that the Mafia pays Chuck Norris for protection. When it comes to protecting your mobile device, perhaps being Chuck Norris caliber is unrealistic, but at least being able to protect your personal information, and for IT staff, those in your company, is.