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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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When Worlds Collide: Cloud Apps and Financial Services
sponsored by BitGlass
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to tackle the two major hurdles that businesses must clear when moving financial data to public cloud applications: Security and compliance regulations.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014


A Cheat Sheet for Comparing Cloud Encryption Schemes
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WHITE PAPER: This cheat sheet provides an overview of cloud encryption schemes and their relative strengths and weaknesses.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

SkyHigh

Trends in Data Centric Security
sponsored by Intel® Services
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses Data Centric Security, which protects data when it is shared across multiple platforms, systems, or data centers by focusing security controls onto the data itself, rather than relying on the underlying infrastructure to keep it out of the wrong hands.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Sep 2014

Intel® Services

Using PCI DSS Criteria for PII Protection
sponsored by Intel® Services
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how organizations can benefit from using PCI guidelines and solutions for PII data compliance, and also introduces a compliance and data protection gateway that helps organizations to achieve data protection for both PII and PCI data through data tokenization and format-preserving encryption.
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Intel® Services

Five Fundamental Network Security Tips
sponsored by CDW Corporation
VIDEO: This video reveals five critical tips that companies should use to enhance their network security.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 06 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

Enterprise Endpoint Backup: Automatic Backup Solution
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out about the single, scalable, cross-platform solution for enterprise endpoint backup that Genentech implemented to give them peace of mind.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Code42

Combining the Flexibility of Public-Cloud Apps with the Security of Private-Cloud Data
sponsored by BitGlass
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores technologies that combine the flexibility of public cloud apps like Salesforce and Box with the security and compliance of a private cloud.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014


Addressing HIPAA privacy compliance on hospital wireless networks
sponsored by Absolute Software
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover how CIOs can cope with strict HIPAA compliance regulations, and access the 7 trends in mobile device security that helps keep health care data safe and secure.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Absolute Software

“The Russian Password “Store” – 1.2 Billion Reasons to Be Concerned about Security, or Ho-Hum
sponsored by CDW Corporation
RESOURCE: This resource stresses the importance of staying on top of data security, as well as identity and access control.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

CDW Corporation

DLP’s Three Lock Box
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines what data loss prevention (DLP) solutions entail, how to select them, and what DLP can do for your organization.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

Overview of Data Loss Prevention
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the challenges of securing data and monitoring it closely.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

Solution Spotlight DLP PDF
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of monitoring your data, even when it's out of sight.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

Security Compliance:  A Common Thread
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RESOURCE: Access this infographic to discover how to properly secure your information and meet major compliance mandates for healthcare, finance and government data.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

The Story Behind The PCI Data Security Standard 3.0
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WEBCAST: This webcast reveals how PCI DSS has changed and several ways to manage compliance.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Premiered: May 30, 2014

CDW Corporation

How to Protect Unstructured Data
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a data protection model that is used to control unstructured data by identifying and applying policy-based controls over the data's lifecycle.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Digital Guardian

It's 2014... Do You Know Where Your Data Is?
sponsored by CipherCloud
WEBCAST: This webcast takes a look at trends in the cloud that are seen across various types of industries, and specifically points out the growing importance of cloud security.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Sep 25, 2014

CipherCloud

Balancing Data Protection and Compliance in the Cloud
sponsored by CipherCloud
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a cloud-based solution that helps organizations stick to compliance requirements, and offers reliable data protection in the cloud.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

CipherCloud

Data Loss Prevention: Decision Time
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This expert IT decisions checklist examines the crucial role that data loss prevention systems play in today's organizations' security strategies. Read on and also find out which critical questions you need to ask when looking for a solution.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

SearchSecurity.com

How Effective is Cloud-Provided Encryption?
sponsored by CipherCloud
RESOURCE: This blog post points out the issues surrounding cloud-provided encryption, and outlines why not all solutions are created equal.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

CipherCloud

Data Loss Prevention: RFP Technology Decisions
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This expert IT decisions checklist examines the crucial role that data loss prevention systems play in today's organizations' security strategies. Read on and also find out which critical questions you need to ask when looking for a solution.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Data Loss Prevention: From Business Problem to Technical Solution
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This expert IT decisions checklist examines the crucial role that data loss prevention systems play in today's organizations' security strategies. Read on and also find out which critical questions you need to ask when looking for a solution.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

SearchSecurity.com

3 Threats to Cloud Data, and How to Address Them
sponsored by CipherCloud
RESOURCE: In this resource, uncover the three major threats to cloud computing according to the Cloud Security Alliance, and learn about the best ways to protect your organization against malicious threats.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Jul 2014

CipherCloud

The Future of Data Security: A Zero Trust Approach
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals where data security strategies are heading in the future, and how traditional approaches are no longer making the cut.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

Digital Guardian

Mutual Fund Giant Securely Encrypts Multiple Customer Applications in the Cloud
sponsored by CipherCloud
CASE STUDY: This case study features a Boston-based investment services company, and reveals how they made the switch to cloud applications successfully.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

CipherCloud

English and French Collaboration Opens Education Cloud Portal to Many Countries
sponsored by CipherCloud
WHITE PAPER: This case study focuses on a UK educational organization who strives to create a secure portal in the cloud, compatible with global partners in order to access educational tools.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

CipherCloud
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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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