What is Encryption? Difference between symmetric and asymmetric encryption

Encryption is the act of encoding information to make it unreadable for anyone other than those who are authorized to read it. There are two types of encryption: symmetric and asymmetric. Symmetric encryption uses the same key to encode and decode data, while asymmetric encryption uses different keys - one public key that can be shared with everyone, and one private key only known by the owner. In this video, we discuss the meaning of encryption and what it is used for. We also go over what asymmetric and symmetric encryption are.

How does encryption remove risk for auditors?

For those in the security space or at C-level, you’ve likely seen a recommendation about how to manage encryption and corresponding keys. Or at least something about encryption needing further consideration. Chances are, if you’re reading this you have at least an interest in the topic and are researching relevant products.

Encryption and authentication don't need to be painful! Here's how.

I had the pleasure of being at an in-person event recently. Aside from the joy it brought me to simply see people for the three-dimensional beings they are, it was of course incredible to connect with the Information Security community once more. Interestingly, a topic came up in quite a few of my conversations with fellow delegates. And it was one that I wasn’t expecting: encryption. It was often amiable, but on a couple of occasions eyes would roll.

Quantum threat to cryptography and how to overcome this

We are familiar with quantum computing; know that it enables devices to do computations at an utterly inconceivable rate. It facilitates incredible advancements in technology. Ironically, quantum systems can make modern impenetrable cryptography hackable within seconds. Currently, quantum computers pose a high threat to the cryptography that underlies the safety of crucial networks.

RDP Security Risks and Encryption Explained

To get a better understanding of how RDP works, think of a remote-controlled toy car. The user presses buttons on the controller and makes the car move forward or backwards. He can do all that and control the car without actually contacting it; the same is the case while using RDP. This article shall help you become aware of RDP security encompassing threats, vulnerabilities and encryption practices.

What is PGP encryption? How it works and why it's still reliable.

PGP encryption (Pretty Good Encryption) is a data encryption program used to authenticate and provide cryptographic privacy for data transfers. PGP encryption is used to secure all forms of data and digital transmissions. It's capable of encrypting and decrypting: PGP is a quick-to-implement and cost-effective encryption method.