Quick Glossary: Encryption

The overall success of a business is often dependent on its ability to effectively share, transfer and process vast amounts of data. Much of this shared data is sensitive and must be protected wherever it travels on and outside the enterprise network. The best way to accomplish the important task of securing business data is with sophisticated encryption systems.

This glossary from TechRepublic Premium covers encryption vocabulary and helps you make sense of this important security infrastructure.

From the glossary:


A situation where an attacker with physical access to a computer can obtain encryption keys by rebooting the device. The technique relies on the fact that computer memory contents may remain readable during the cold boot process.

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