Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 2: Encryption is essential, part of Inside the Breach.
- [Instructor] The second lesson that we can draw…from this breach is that encryption is absolutely essential…when working with sensitive information.…The information stored on the VA employee's laptop…and hard drive was not protected by encryption.…As a result, responders needed to assume…that it had fallen into unauthorized hands.…If the information had been encrypted,…they would not need to make this assumption…and the worst result of the breach…would have been some lost equipment.…Encryption is one of the most common controls…used to protect sensitive information.…
When you encrypt a file, or other form of data,…you take its plain text form…and use a mathematical algorithm to transform it,…using an encryption key, into a version…that is unreadable to someone who does not…have the corresponding decryption key.…This makes it possible to take sensitive information,…encrypt it, and store it in insecure locations…or transmit it over insecure networks.…If the encryption is strong,…the information will remain safe.…
Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.
Skill Level Appropriate for all
IT Security Careers and Certifications: First Stepswith Marc Menninger2h 6m Appropriate for all
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
IT Security: Key Policies and Resourceswith Gregory Michaelidis23m 44s Appropriate for all
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Appropriate for all
The 2017 Equifax Breach
The 2013 Target Breach
The 2006 VA Laptop Theft
The 2018 Atlanta Ransomware Breach
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