How Much Encryption Do I Need?

Encryption is a very important factor in our digital lives. It is something we encounter every day, whether we realize it or not. For companies that store our private information, it is extremely important that no one else has access to the data. However, for individuals, convenience may outweigh the added security in some instances. 

What Is Encryption?

Encryption is a way of storing or sending information securely. By securely, we are referring to the encrypting of the data. Encryption doesn’t mean the data can’t be accessed, but rather, if it does get accessed, it won’t be readable. Think of someone writing a message on a plate, then painting over the message and breaking the plate into millions of tiny little pieces. If someone gets the plate, they will have no idea what the message says. However, when you give the broken pieces to the person that is supposed to have it, the plate gets magically put back together with a key. This is, of course, a very simplified explanation.

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5 Non-Technical Skills Tomorrow’s Information Security Experts Need

Information security is a technical discipline that’s highly in-demand among organizations nationwide. As highlights, there is a severe cyber-security talent gap in the United States due to a lack of training among information-technology, or “IT,” professionals and the emerging nature of the field. With a 38-percent increase in information-security incidents over the past year, companies nationwide are scrambling to bolster their in-house security talent.

Regardless of whether your company is considering training existing IT talent to assume security roles or hunting for external talent, it’s wise to consider non-technical skills that benefit security professionals. Adaptability, a proactive attitude and other attributes can be every bit as beneficial to a talented tech worker as experience with firewalls and file-integrity monitoring. Join us as we review five non-technical skills that both experienced and newly hired, information-security experts should demonstrate.


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