Encryption

Definition(s)

  • A technology that renders the contents of a file unintelligible to anyone not authorized to read it. Encryption is used to protect information as it moves from one computer to another.  1
  • A technology that renders the contents of a file unintelligible to anyone not authorized to read it. Encryption is used to protect information as it moves from one computer to another, and is an increasingly common way of sending credit card numbers over the Internet when conducting e-commerce transactions.  2  3
  • The conversion of data into a form called ciphertext that cannot be easily understood by unauthorized people/applications.  4
  • The coding of messages to increase security and make transmission only readable by recipients with the ability to decode only by using the same algorithms.  5
  • A procedure that renders the contents of a message or file unintelligible to anyone not authorized to read it.  6

Notes

  1. Vinson & Elkins LLP Practice Support, EDD Glossary.
  2. Fios, E-Discovery Glossaryhttp://discoveryresources.org/01_electronic_discovery_glossary.html 
  3. RSI, Glossary.
  4. Ibis Consulting, Glossary.
  5. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
  6. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Termshttp://www.krollontrack.com/glossaryterms