encryption encryption  /ɛn ˈkrɪp ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the activity of converting data or information into code

Usage(s):

  1. To most private citizens of a certain age, encryption is a term of espionage, redolent of secretly coded messages sent by agents from behind enemy lines.
  2. Firms like Baltimore provide the encryption software to put sensitive information into code.
  3. A rare tech sector that's booming: encryption for wireless networks.

News

  1. Spy-proof enterprise encryption is possible, but daunting

    Data encryption could help enterprises protect their sensitive information against mass surveillance by governments, as well as guard against unauthorized access by ill-intended third parties, but the correct implementation and use of data encryption technologies is not an easy task, according to security experts.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TechWorld

  2. Encryption: The cost of NSA-proofing your life

    Encryption software is tricky, time consuming and, with the Web sites you love most, unworkable.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. Online Tech's Three-Part Encryption Webinar Series Begins Tuesday

    Encryption is as old as communication itself, dating back to Egyptian stone carvings in 1900 BC. It's probably about time to fully understand the concept of converting data so it cannot be understood by ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. The letter leaked to McGlone said: "This method of sending this type of data has been used without incident for many years. Due to the nature of the data on the discs, encryption was not used. The two agencies routinely deal with such 'safety...
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: Patsy McGlone Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Data security is mission critical in today's world," Carr concluded. "That's why Heartland is taking a leadership role in making end-to-end encryption available and easy to implement for merchants large and small. While not a silver bullet,...
    on May 24, 2010 By: Bob Carr Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  3. "Hitachi is a leader in data protection. In fact, we've been providing Bulk Data Encryption as an optional feature on our popular Travelstar mobile hard drives for four generations," said Brendan Collins, vice president, Product Marketing,...
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: St Brendan Source: 1888 Press Release (press release)

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