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ALSO CALLED: File Encryption, Electronic Security, Database Encryption, Data-encryption, Data Encription, Data Base Encryption, Encryption, Encryption Security
DEFINITION: Encryption is the conversion of data into a form, called a ciphertext, that cannot be easily understood by unauthorized people. Decryption is the process of converting encrypted data back into its original form, so it can be understood.The use of encryption/decryption is as old as the art of communication. In wartime, a cipher, often incorrectly called a code, can be employed to keep the enemy from  … 
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Examining SSL-encrypted Communications
sponsored by Netronome Systems
WHITE PAPER: SSL-encrypted communications have enabled a variety of secure, web-based communications and online transactions. This paper explores the drivers behind the increase in SSL usage and the methods used to confront the security challenges that SSL creates.
Posted: 26 Oct 2007 | Published: 16 Oct 2007

Netronome Systems

Who's Reading Your Old Disk Drives? Mitigating Risk and Liability through Data Eradication
sponsored by PeakData Services, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: One area that is often overlooked when protecting an organization's data is the security of data stored on magnetic disk. This white paper discusses the various options available for ensuring the protection of information stored on disk.
Posted: 10 Sep 2007 | Published: 10 Sep 2007

PeakData Services, Inc.

Secure File Transfer in the Era of Compliance
sponsored by Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
WHITE PAPER: Regulatory compliance mandates are forcing organizations to document all their business processes. This white paper outlines a new class of file transfer solutions, which provide secure and reliable exchange of business information.
Posted: 01 Aug 2007 | Published: 30 Jul 2007

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

Best Practices for Securing Your Wireless LAN
sponsored by AirMagnet
WHITE PAPER: This paper details real-world best practices needed to deploy and maintain a secure wireless network. Download this paper and learn how to effectively secure your wireless LAN by monitoring for a broad set of wireless attacks and intrusion techniques.
Posted: 14 Jun 2007 | Published: 14 Jun 2007

AirMagnet

Reduce the Risk of Costly Data Breaches: Three Pillars of Data Protection
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to learn about the elements beyond PC encryption that are necessary for a complete data protection solution and how Iron Mountain Digital's solutions address the three pillars of data protection.
Posted: 21 Feb 2007 | Published: 21 Feb 2007

Iron Mountain

Lessons Learned: Top Reasons for PCI Audit Failure and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: The drive to protect credit card data is vital, but many companies have yet to implement technologies and processes needed to address Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. This white paper examines top reasons for PCI failure and how to avoid them.
Posted: 21 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

VeriSign, Inc

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for E-mail Security Boundary, 2006
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
WHITE PAPER: The increasing need for email security has resulted in a growing number of available solutions to evaluate. Download this Gartner white paper to learn what to look for when choosing an email security solution for your small to medium-sized business.
Posted: 23 Oct 2006 | Published: 25 Sep 2006

Symantec Hosted Services

15 Minutes to Complete Data Protection
sponsored by CipherOptics
WHITE PAPER: Increasingly, data is the most important asset a company owns. Protecting this data used to mean costly configurations that resulted in increased latency and network speed. This paper examines ways to protect this valuable data in just 15 minutes.
Posted: 13 Mar 2006 | Published: 31 Dec 2005

CipherOptics

Compliance and Mobile Computing
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: The regulations listed above were designed to protect customers and the companies that serve them, furthermore, compliance is required for doing business in today's litigious environment.
Posted: 18 Dec 2005 | Published: 01 Dec 2005

Intermec
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DATA ENCRYPTION DEFINITION (continued): …  obtaining the contents of transmissions. (Technically, a code is a means of representing a signal without the intent of keeping it secret; examples are Morse code and ASCII.) Simple ciphers include the substitution of letters for numbers, the rotation of letters in the alphabet, and the "scrambling" of voice signals by inverting the sideband frequencies. More complex ciphers work according to sophisticated computer algorithms that rearrange the data bits in digital signals.In order to easily recover the contents of an encrypted signal, the correct decryption key is required. The key is an algorithm … 
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