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IDG Contributor Network: Protecting against the next great heist by encrypting in-transit data

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jan 26, 2016.

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    Cast your mind back to the last time you were offline – not just when your connection was down, but a time when you were truly, unequivocally disconnected. That time may have been spent sending letters, physically going into a bank to make a deposit or withdrawal, and actually meeting with people to share information.

    Nowadays, we're far more efficient thanks to our reliance on connectivity and the network. During the past 20 years or so, information has evolved in line with the network, and become largely a digital commodity that can be sent and received with the click of a mouse. Electronic communications now cross organizations and oceans with relative ease, in volumes that seemed unfathomable during the days when postal mail was king. But all of this need for connectivity comes with a downside: criminal elements seeking to steal that data – and make no mistake, something as seemingly innocent as a personal email can be as valuable to a criminal as a bank transaction.

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