Week 3 Forum - 1 Discuss the role of encryption in ensuring...

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1. Discuss the role of encryption in ensuring confidentiality; use a popular encryption to make your point if needed. Confidentiality is part of the CIA Triad: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. “A very key component of protecting information confidentiality would be encryption. Encryption ensures that only the right people (people who knows the key) can read the information.” (Chia, 2012). Encrypting basically takes something that is understandable to anyone, and then mixes it up into an incomprehensible message, and the only way to be able to understand it is to know the code, which will then decipher the message to its original understandable form. “It is a mathematical transformation to scramble data requiring protection (plaintext) into a form not easily understood by unauthorized people or machines (ciphertext).” (Stine, 2011). Encryption is really popular today and will continue to become more popular as better and more efficient encryption becomes available. It is in the form of encrypting signals so they
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