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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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eGuide: Expert Tips for Deploying Secure Messaging Technologies
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: This eGuide discusses the critical importance of securing these messaging systems and looks at various methods for protecting the information that is transmitted via these technologies.
Posted: 24 Oct 2008 | Published: 22 Oct 2008

SearchSecurity.com

The Critical Need for Encrypted Email and Secure File Transfer Solutions
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This free email encryption whitepaper from Osterman Research discusses key issues around the encryption of both email and file transfer systems, some of the leading statutes that require sensitive content to be encrypted, and suggestions for moving forward with encryption.
Posted: 04 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Proofpoint, Inc.

Closing the Gaps in Enterprise Data Security: A Model for 360 degree Protection
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the primary data threats that currently concern chief security officers (CSOs) and IT security management within enterprises, and recommends best-practice techniques to minimize and overcome risks to data security. These best practices have been successfully implemented and deployed in organizations.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Is Your Data at Risk?: Why Physical Security is Insufficient for Laptop Computers
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Evaluating the various data security options to protect your PCs can be challenging. This paper examines the options, discusses why passwords alone are not sufficient and makes the case for strong data encryption.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Fundamental Principles of Network Security
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers the fundamentals of secure networking systems, including firewalls, network topology and secure protocols.
Posted: 10 Jul 2009 | Published: 09 Jul 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Strengthening Enterprise Security through Notebook Encryption
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Implementing notebook computer encryption is significantly less costly than the potential expense of one data breach. Read this paper to learn why Intel recommends adopting notebook encryption and how to implement it in a cost-effective manner.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Intel Corporation

Faster Application Development via Improved Database Change Management
sponsored by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Embarcadero® Change Manager™ puts the power of change tracking, schema comparison, software-generated synchronization scripts, and flexible reporting into the hands of the development team.
Posted: 01 Apr 2009 | Published: 27 Mar 2009

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

7 Requirements of Data Loss Prevention
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report provides a clear understanding of the capabilities a successful data loss prevention solution must deliver. It also incorporates insight into the capabilities that companies require from their solution.
Posted: 10 Mar 2009 | Published: 10 Mar 2009

Symantec Corporation

Improving Regulatory Compliance with Encryption
sponsored by Utimaco Safeware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the role that encryption plays in minimizing your company's risk and helps IT directors, security officers, and executives meet confidentiality mandates and satisfy legal requirements within particular geographic regions.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Utimaco Safeware

SQL Server 2008: What to Expect
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 has many great new features that will allow you to develop higher performing, more scalable next-generation applications using more than just relational data.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

Expert eBook: Encryption: Properly Securing Your Valuable Data
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
WHITE PAPER: Check out this expert eBook and learn about best practices and techniques for protecting your company's data with encryption technology.
Posted: 28 Oct 2008 | Published: 28 Oct 2008

Information Security Magazine

Securing Data Stored on Tape with Encryption: How to Choose the Right Encryption Key Management Solution
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Q-EKM software, is designed to generate and communicate encryption keys and it is a proven, easy-to-use, library-managed encryption solution designed to protect sensitive data throughout the enterprise.
Posted: 23 Oct 2008 | Published: 23 Oct 2008

Quantum Corporation

Controlling High Fraud Risk of International Transactions iovation Reputation Services
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Iovation has pioneered a technology for online fraud screening. This white paper examines how e-Commerce businesses can fight online fraud without turning away business based on the geographic locations of customers.
Posted: 13 Oct 2008 | Published: 01 May 2007

iovation, Inc.

Wireless Networking: Five Questions to Start With
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper answers five questions about wireless networking, allowing you and your employees to stay connected to your company's information resources virtually anytime, anywhere.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Stopping data leakage: Exploiting your existing security investment
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives practical guidance on how to use current investments in IT security technologies at the gateway and endpoint to support a high-profile acceptable use policy for data leakage prevention, and describes where new investments should be made.
Posted: 01 Oct 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Sophos, Inc.

The New Encryption Generation: Closing the Gap
sponsored by CREDANT Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the limitations of first-generation encryption processes that often deliver less-than-promised performance, spur user resistance, conflict with operational infrastructure and process requirements.
Posted: 23 Sep 2008 | Published: 23 Sep 2008

CREDANT Technologies

eGuide: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity - Minimize Customer Business Impact While Realizing Services Profits Today
sponsored by Zenith Infotech
WHITE PAPER: This is a comprehensive guide that identifies important steps to be taken with customers to determine business impact and establish a solid disaster recovery plan that minimizes business down time.
Posted: 20 Sep 2008 | Published: 24 Sep 2008

Zenith Infotech

Zmanda Recovery Manager: Guide to MySQL Backup & Recovery
sponsored by Zmanda Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper introduces you to the Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL version 2.1. ZRM is a comprehensive, certified, mission-critical enterprise backup and recovery solution designed to protect MySQL databases.
Posted: 09 Jul 2008 | Published: 08 Jul 2008

Zmanda Inc.

Mobile NAC: Protecting Network Security by Protecting Mobile Endpoints
sponsored by Fiberlink Communications
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a new approach to Network Access Control that overcomes both of these shortcomings of conventional NAC products.
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 | Published: 05 Jun 2008

Fiberlink Communications

Eliminating Security Trade-Offs with Cross-Platform Server Isolation
sponsored by Apani
WHITE PAPER: This paper will examine the challenges of using network firewalls and VLANs for security within the corporate network and introduce the many advantages of cross-platform server isolation as an alternative in protecting servers.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Apani

Best Practices for Securing Exchange Email When Using a Hosted Email Solution
sponsored by USA.NET, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: For SMBs and large enterprises seeking secure, affordable Exchange email hosting, USA.NET offers a comprehensive blend of best security practices and best-of-breed technology.
Posted: 14 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

USA.NET, Inc.

Encryption Key Management: A Technical White Paper
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Securing data from unauthorized access is a critical issue for businesses in all industries. Regulatory compliance and customer loyalty all depend on keeping sensitive information safe and secure. Businesses must take steps to improve data confidentiality and integrity.
Posted: 29 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Quantum Corporation

New eGuide: How to Fully Protect Your Storage Environment
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Storage systems are severely susceptible to attack and it is time for organizations to rethink their security tactics. Read this eGuide to learn about concepts regarding storage security and solutions like encryption that can help defend against attack.
Posted: 28 Jan 2008 | Published: 28 Jan 2008

Quantum Corporation

Securing Data at Rest White Paper: An Enterprise Strategy for Data Encryption and Key Management
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews today's enterprise data-at-rest privacy/security landscape and examines challenges of enterprise encryption and key management.
Posted: 13 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007


Drive Disposal Best Practices: Guidelines for Removing Sensitive Data Prior to Drive Disposal
sponsored by Seagate Technology
WHITE PAPER: When a hard drive is disposed, many times, the data is not fully removed - leading to serious consequences. This white paper provides guidelines and best practices to assist you in properly removing data on your hard drives prior to their disposal.
Posted: 13 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Seagate Technology
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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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