A safe harbour
Colin Tankard explains how encryption has become the building block for data security
Encryption, whereby information is converted from a readable format into one that obscures its meaning from those without the authorisation or ability to decipher it, has long been used to protect sensitive information from prying eyes. Ever since the end of the Second World War, as the use of computers has become widespread, algorithms for encrypting data have become increasingly common, enabling vast swathes of information to be encrypted both quickly and efficiently.
Encryption is invaluable for ensuring that sensitive information that falls . . .