The enigma of encryption


Why is it that you can buy best sellers about cracking the Enigma code in World War Two and that Hollywood can make films (all be it with a major distortion) on the same subject but businesses around the world can’t be bothered to encrypt their employees data when it is transit?

The news that Alcatel-Lucent has lost thousands of staff records combined with last week’s spate of lost laptops containing similar information is enough to make you despair.

It is clearly up to IT departments to insist that data leaving the organisation is adequately safeguarded. Those that don’t will end up carrying the can when things go wrong anyway…..

On a happier note, and showing my vintage, ever played domino PCs?

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