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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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Reduce the Risk of Costly Data Breaches: Three Pillars of Data Protection
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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

TrueCrypt
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows XP/2000/2003 and Linux.
Posted: 01 Dec 2006 | Premiered: 09 Mar 2007


Lessons Learned: Top Reasons for PCI Audit Failure and How to Avoid Them
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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

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Gartner's Magic Quadrant for E-mail Security Boundary, 2006
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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

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Obstructed View
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
JOURNAL ARTICLE: Encryption may be good for securing data, but it blinds network-based IDSes. While there aren't any surefire fixes, these techniques will steer you in the right direction.
Posted: 14 Sep 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

Information Security Magazine

15 Minutes to Complete Data Protection
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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

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ePass2000 Network Token: Securing E-Business Applications
sponsored by Feitian Technologies
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: ePass2000 was designed to offer authentication, verification and information encryption services, and support E-mail Encryption.
Posted: 09 Jan 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2002


ePass1000 Network Token: Securing E-Business Applications
sponsored by Feitian Technologies
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: ePass1000 was designed to offer authentication, verification and information encryption services, and support E-mail encryption.
Posted: 09 Jan 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2002


Compliance and Mobile Computing
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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

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Consumer Trust Test: Does Your E-business Pass the Test?
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PRODUCT LITERATURE: Give potential customers the confidence that you can collect their sensitive personal information securely online, and you'll have a customer for life.
Posted: 01 Mar 2005 | Published: 01 Mar 2005

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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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