Luther Martin, March 2011

Information security concerns the management of the risks that accompany the use of IT systems. The same difficulties that complicate more traditional applications of risk management techniques also make information security more difficult than it might first seem. Risk-risk trade-offs are an example of this and their existence can cause some information security projects to create unexpected results. Luther Martin, Voltage Security, explores some of the pitfalls of relying on encryption to protect your data.

In particular, it seems that users are more careless when data is encrypted, so that using encryption can actually cause the danger of losing both computer hardware and sensitive ...

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