Posts Tagged ‘encryption’

When most people think of threats to their computer systems and networks, the usual suspects come to mind — malware and keystroke loggers that are meant to steal passwords to remotely access corporate networks and online accounts. Then, of course, there are the viruses designed simply for the sake of destruction, rendering one’s computer little [...]

Encryption. For most organizations, the need for it is very apparent, but for some reason, its implementation often falls well short of goals and expectations. The obvious question here is: why? A recent Ponemon Institute study took a closer look at what exactly is giving enterprises such a headache when it comes to efficiently using [...]

Encryption has long been one of the most effective tools to prevent the exposure of sensitive data. As such, hackers are constantly working on new ways to crack encryption algorithms and exploit lapses in security. Information security professionals must be ever vigilant and constantly create innovative new methods to thwart attacks. Recently, one interesting new [...]

Even if you’re not one of the tens of millions of customers that have had your credit card data stolen and sold on the black market, you’ve almost certainly heard about the Target hack that occurred in late 2013. In that attack, over 40 million credit cards and the personal information of up to 70 [...]

In the network security industry, we see firsthand how encryption prevents a wide range of security breaches, protects corporate networks and safeguards sensitive, personal information and communications. As hackers are constantly on the prowl for new methods and attack vectors, and even governments are now monitoring networks, encrypting data has never been more necessary. Despite [...]