Connected Magazine

Unlocking encryption: safeguarding data in the digital age

Encryption of back-ups and even data in transit is commonplace, but cloud applications have complex key management requirements that have slowed adoption. Jason Walsh looks at the problem, and the solutions

Brian Honan, founder of BH Consulting: ‘There is concern that if you encrypt something and lose the keys then you are in trouble’

From Caesar’s cipher through steganography to the Enigma, the encoding of important information to keep its meaning hidden from prying eyes is nothing new, but despite its storied history it is only in recent years that routine and secure encryption has become a reasonable option for securing business data.

Given the widespread concern about online privacy, including threats not only from cyber criminals but also snooping by data-hungry businesses and even industrial espionage, it comes ...