Painless Encryption:Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI)

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Encryption & Authentication access control

With the increasing ubiquity of computing devices permeating all areas of our lives at work and at home, the need for encryption has become more important than ever. Desktops, laptops, smart phones, “pad” PCs, PDAs, Blue-ray players, and many more devices all share this need to be able to encrypt sensitive information. Without encryption, everything you send over a network (or even store on a local storage device) is out in the open, for anyone to read anytime he wants to read it. Sure, access controls/permissions offer some protection, but when you’re serious about security, encryption has to be a part of your multi-layered security strategy. While you might think that you have nothing to hide, the fact is that information that you think would be of no value to anyone can be leveraged in surprising ways by people who don’t have your best interests in mind. Thus, in today’s business world, especially, encryption should be considered the default state, not an optional one.