Last updated: October 10th, 2015
Data security may not be the first thing that the PC users would look for but when it comes to the organisations, it surely becomes the priority. The security of the data in process or in records may be of the prime concern for the businesses of all sizes and from all sectors. This will check the misuse of the data and also employ the same for appropriate use. While the data security has become the prime concern, it is equally important to encrypt the data at each stage from its generation till use.
The encryption algorithms are being developed since the advent of information technology and many of these algorithms failed or were hacked giving the way to the new ones. Take a look at these 5 most used and trusted encryption algorithms that can be employed by the future ready organisations.
1. Data Encryption – Symmetrical
This type of encryption works symmetrically with the data transmission. The user can generate the decoding key from the same program and send the same to the user along with the message. This way the user can decode the message conveniently but the risk in this type of encryption is high as the message and the decoding key are passed through the same channel. The entire risk in this case of encryption lies in transmission.
2. Data Encryption – Asymmetrical
This is the safer form of encryption as the transfer of the message takes place with two different keys. Here there are two keys, one private key and one public key. The message is encrypted and transferred to the user by securing it through public key and once it reaches the user, the same is decoded with the private key. The security quotient is high in this case.
3. Triple DES
When the experts found that the symmetric encryption is not very safe during transmission, the idea of Triple DES flashed. In this type of Data Encryption Standards, three keys were used instead of the earlier standard of single key. Three individual keys of 56 bits each have increased the length of security key to 168 bits and it is quite secure compared to the earlier version. This encryption algorithm has found recognition in finance industry.
4. Blowfish and Twofish
Blowfish is the brain child of Bruce Schneier, the computer security expert. The success of Blowfish and its flaws inspired him further to come up with Twofish, another innovative encryption algorithm in the same category. These two encryption algorithms have found considerable success in both software and hardware security needs.
5. Enterprise DRM
The latest and most secure in the computer security segment is the Enterprise DRM (Digital Rights Management) software. This is the advanced version of enterprise data security where the data is secured in all forms and at all locations. The data transmission and data at rest are secured equally with this software. The user gets the full control over the usage, printing, and publishing of the document. The pre-defined date of expiry for the document can also be entered into the system to make it available to the user only for stipulated time. It also allows you to hold the number of views for the document in case you don’t want to circulate it to more users. This type of data security can be the one for future ready organisations.
Your enterprise data can be offered secure environment to flow and rest only with the tested algorithms and advanced Enterprise DRM tools that will not just drive your organisation through its secure present but also guide it through secured future.