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Encryption: What It Is, and How It Works

by | Jan 7, 2022 | MyTek Blog, Security

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Data needs to be protected and more and more safeguards are being needed to keep it from being taken for granted. One major way you can protect your data is through encryption. But what is encryption and how does it work?

What is Encryption?

We all know about codes and ciphers, like the Caeser cipher that takes the alphabet and shifts it down one letter. While this kind of coding is rather easy to figure out because there is a key, having no key at all would make a code indecipherable. Encryption does just this. This software takes your data and scrambles it so your data can be private and anonymous as it is stored or is being transmitted.

This way of securing data can be used to secure a hard drive, website, or an email. It also should be used as often as possible so your data is secure as it travels.

When is it Needed?

Encryption should be used whenever sensitive data is involved, so whether your data is sitting in storage or being shared, it should be protected.

Need help incorporating it? MyTek can help with that, so give us a call today at 623-312-2440 to learn more about how it works.

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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