Encryption: do it today or pay tomorrow

Monday, 21 May 2007, 11:54 AM EST

On the surface, encryption has always seemed a no-brainer. Why expose confidential information to prying eyes when you could protect it by scrambling it? But even though encryption technologies have been widely available for more than 10 years, they have been slow to catch on.

Things are starting to change, however. A succession of high-profile, high-pain mishaps — including stolen laptops, lost tapes and litigation associated with data breaches — has seized the attention of management, and not just IT management.

At Computerworld.

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