Never has information played a more important role in society than it does today. The advent of the Internet has made the distribution and collection of information easier and faster than ever before. Today, the Internet is used for communications, shopping, management, and even financial transactions. Despite the slowing economy, recent years have seen a large increase in Internet usage by corporations, and research indicates that this trend will likely continue. Figures gathered by eMarketeer indicate that Internet based commerce will reach as high as $2.4 trillion by 2004 (B2B). With easy access to information from anywhere on the globe, safeguards must be taken to protect sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. These measures include passwords, protected networks, and secure connections. While much has been accomplished in the area of network security, data encryption remains the most fundamental layer of protection.
Businesses want to enhance their business through improving the way the organization communicates with its employees. Starting with their current software many businesses purchase new enhancements to their current software to make it easier for the employees to gather information and communicate with others to increase productivity and profitability within the organization. “Almost all office employees are expected to know how to navigate through the Web and to use word processing, e-mail, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.” (pg 14) As enhancements are added the time is spent in teaching teams how to use the software to be able to use it to the fullest.
In addition, the Internet has created a medium throw, which companies can communicate with their customers instantly and in real time. Before, if a customer has a program with the product had to call the company and wait on the phone for hours, bust customers can just go online and get all the help they need from the companies website and even live chat with companies representatives. These expand the company’s horizons and help them help as many customers at a time than they would have with the Internet.
Cryptography is one way you can keep information secure. A person who does not know the method used to change the information to keep it secure cannot copy the method used or reverse the change. The basic components of cryptographic systems are used to encipher (scramble) information so that it is difficult to determine the meaning without the appropriate key or key(s) to decipher (unscramble) the information. The components include cryptographic algorithms (mathematical functions) for enciphering or deciphering information and keys.
Upgrading our IT infrastructure and implementing technology that will integrate our key functional areas will increase efficiency and streamline our business processes. We will be able to react quickly to the market, make well informed decisions and receive immediate feedback from our customers. We need to provide our employees with tools to communicate across departmental lines and enable them to contribute and make decisions. Our customers are tech-enabled; they live on the Internet...
The current processes can be streamlined; by storing information and utilizing queries and forms to make everyone’s job a little bit easier. It has also been demonstrated in this document that there would be great improvements in purchasing, marketing, human resources, and management. Collecting the information in a centralized area will only benefit the company; as the company grows it data will grow as well; making it harder and harder for information to be utilized if it is not all stored in a centralized database potential costing the company sales, and customers. The changes that are explained in this document will help further grow the company by addressing the needs of its customers and well as the needs of its internal departments.
What is encryption? Encryption is used all around us and we depend on it so very much without even noticing it. Cryptography (encryption) is the computer science field of hiding information. It tries to hide (encrypt) the information so that if anyone who isn’t supposed to get access to the hidden, encrypted, data cannot rebuild, decrypt, the message to get the original information. The encryption engine will encrypt it in such a way that you can’t recognise the original message. With the right key, that was decided on before encrypting the data and the right decryption engine, which would be the inverse method of the method that was used to encrypt the message the original message can be retrieved. Cryptography was made many centuries ago long before computers were around. It was originally created for military use. Cryptography remained something mainly for the military for quite long. Up until a century ago it was pretty much only the military that used and only in the last 20 to 30 years has it become a lot more mainstream. Now we use it everywhere; in ATM cards, on online shopping websites, in game consoles, for sending/receiving copyrighted music and film and many more applications. This is all possible because of the rise of the computer and how much the processing power has increased. Even though we have so much computing power we are still leaving so much unencrypted which is a problem.
Encryption is the basic element of computer security. Encryption process transforms data into a form that becomes unreadable for an unauthorized person or program. Encryption ensures confidentiality and integrity. Encryption is also secured against data modification. Cryptography is an encryption technique for securing data and systems so that only authorized persons can access those. An example of encryption technique includes Symmetric key-based Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm (Bishop).
Norton 360 and McAfee total protection 2013, are top line security softwares for Windows based computers, from Symantec and McAfee Inc. Both these softwares are all-in-one computer security suite, meaning, they include antivirus, firewall and anti-spyware/anti-malware. Apart from these three basic security tools, these top line softwares come with many other features built into them.
In the world, where security breaches and information stealing occurs more frequently, a service offering a secure data storage is a significant factor of a security arrangement. Encryption is simply stated as the practice of systematic information scrambling, so that it can be unscrambled later . Data encryption interprets data into a different form, or cryptograph, so that a person holding a secret key (i.e. a decryption key) or password can access that data. The encrypted data is known as cipher text, whereas the unencrypted data is termed as plaintext. Presently, encryption is considered as one of the most effective data security technique and is widely used by a number of organizations for the purpose of secure and reliable transmission of data containing secret information. Asymmetric encryption and Symmetric encryption are two main types of encryption techniques.