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Encryption - definitions

Encryption - The process of systematically encoding a bit stream before transmission so that an unauthorized party cannot decipher it.

[Category=Data Governance ]

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 02 December 2009 09:04:26, External

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Encryption - Putting data into a code to prevent hackers taking data.

[Category=Data Quality ]

Source: iSixSigma, 19 January 2011 08:54:19, External

Encryption - The process of protecting information by making it impossible for anyone who is not authorized to read that information in a useable form. Encryption is done on a computer by transforming the information to be encrypted (plaintext) using a key and producing ciphertext.   If a suitable algorithm and key have been used, the ciphertext is, for all practical purposes, impossible to use in any way at all unless it is first decrypted. See also decryption, algorithm, cryptography.

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Source: Arctic Soft, 06 August 2011 09:14:12, External

Encryption is the conversion of data into a form called a cipher text that cannot be easily understood by unauthorized people.

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Recall, 01 September 2011 09:54:37, External

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