Five Common Data Encryption Myths

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Myth #2: Data Encryption Just Creates Headaches

This is another myth with historical origins. Old-fashioned encryption solutions required complex password reset mechanisms, forced IT admins to shut down all security when provisioning and required them to specify device users in advance, which made deploying the solution much more difficult.

Modern encryption solutions, however, allow IT admins to manage encrypted endpoints in the same way they do unencrypted endpoints, as long as they are connected to a network. This ability reduces the total cost of ownership.

When it comes to the world of IT security, the saying "no news (read: a data breach) is good news" couldn't be more right. However, in a time when market giants across all industries are at risk of getting breached, the discussion has turned from finding ways to stop persistent hackers to finding ways to actually combat persistent hackers. These relentless individuals spend their days and nights scouring for ways to break into an organization and steal what matters most: data. Because it's no longer a matter of "if" but rather "when" a company will get hacked, it's time for end users to face the facts.

IT security experts can agree that it's essentially impossible to keep hackers out of your network and, as a result, enterprises must find a solution that will make coveted data inaccessible or better yet, completely useless. Enter data encryption. Encoding information in a way that only authorized parties can decipher leaves stolen data useless in the hands of an adversary.

Data encryption seems to be the logical choice when it comes to implementing a sound security strategy but there are still skeptics. Data security vendor WinMagic breaks down the five most common misperceptions that keep organizations from adopting encryption policies.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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