Encryption works wonders, but causes its own IT headaches

Monday, 25 September 2006, 11:08 AM EST

Encrypt everything! Unfortunately, that's become the knee-jerk policy for some organizations that handle sensitive data, despite encryption's well-deserved reputation for adding cost, complexity, and latency to IT environments. More organizations need to encrypt more of their data--the Veterans Affairs fiasco shined the klieg lights on that fact--but blanket encryption policies still are a bad idea.

At InformationWeek.

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