Tech Term of the Week: Encryption

August 6th, 2018 by admin

Whether you want to better understand how your personal devices work, what technologies can protect and enhance your business, or just want to learn a little bit more about tech to impress your friends—then we have the blog series for you! Each week, we’ll come at you with a term to expand your tech vocabulary.  ­

The term of the week is:

Encryption

En-kript-shuhn (noun) Encryption is the process of scrambling data in order to protect its content and make it unrecognizable. If a file is encrypted and intercepted by someone who does not hold the proper keys, it will read as a scrambled mess and look something like this: If the proper keys are held, the data will be decrypted and will be put back into plain text (the original text that can actually be read and understood). Here’s an example of the encryption/decryption journey your data goes through: Encryption is another important layer of protection for your data. If you have any more questions about encryption, drop a comment below! And be sure to stay tuned for next week’s tech term!   -Hannah Webb

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