Encryption definition in Cybersecurity

Encryption is the process of converting information or data into a code, especially to prevent unauthorized access. It uses algorithms to transform readable data (plaintext) into an unreadable format (ciphertext) and requires a secret key or password to decrypt the information.

Open source solutions:

  1. OpenSSL: A robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols.
  2. GnuPG: A complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard, allowing for the encryption and signing of data and communications.

Paying solutions

  1. Symantec Encryption: Provides solutions for encrypting end-to-end communications, securing critical data on servers and endpoints.
  2. McAfee Complete Data Protection: Offers encryption for files, folders, and removable media, with management capabilities for easy deployment and monitoring.