Implementation versus algorithm

In today's world, the security administrators need to look at how the company operates to ensure it is more secure. Do they want to implement smart cards for multifactor authentication or implement a VPN so that remote users can connect to the company securely? Do they need to implement a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) template to ensure that sensitive data cannot be emailed from the company?

Once the company vision has been decided, the security team then needs to look at the algorithms that they need. Normally, this would be the strongest possible, however, we need to ensure that the server has enough processing power to deal with any increase in key length. We should not be using a key of less that 2,046 bits ...

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