The Importance of Data Encryption in Cyber Security by Lucy Manole

August 28, 2019

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Every second, a ton of information gets transmitted over the internet, from personal messages you send to your friends, to sensitive information like your credit card number or your health records. According to research conducted by Statista, by 2021, global IP data traffic is predicted to amount to 278,108 petabytes per month. Thanks to data encryption, the transmission of confidential data among different networks is possible without compromise.

Data Encryption is a process where any piece of information gets encoded and is readable only to a person authorized with the encryption or decryption key, based on the data encryption method used. The data, also commonly referred to as ciphertext, appears scrambled, or contain gibberish characters when accessed by anyone who does not hold permission. 

What Is Data Encryption?

Passwords, security questions, OTP verification, firewalls are all means of securing data in the world of internet. However, encryption is the most adequate and widely used method; it converts messages, emails, images, basically any form of data into scrambled, unreadable ciphertext.

How Is Data Encrypted?

Data Encryption is a process to convert data or digital information into an unreadable set of complex codes using various algorithms. These algorithms protect digital data by providing confidentiality, integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation. Only a....

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