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IDG Contributor Network: Getting past the fear of encryption

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 21, 2016.

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    Last night I watched a couple frightening episodes of Showtime’s new series, Dark Net. In both episodes, the growing sophistication of encryption was cited as the primary reason why criminals are getting away with everything from rasomware to child pornography.

    If one were to rely solely on these dramatized programs as the representation of truth in the cybersecurity world, good prevailing seems nearly impossible.

    But there is good, a lot of good out there, and for those who have always been inclined to take things apart and put them back together again, or for those who are fascinated by code, there are paths for you to explore in the world of cyber security that will help everyone defend themselves against the bad guys. Understanding encryption is an important, even essential, skill to have regardless of the position you hold.

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