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04 August 2021 Kurt Haller

Encryption has Been Around for Thousands of Years

Encryption...is often assumed to be so entwined with computers that we forget that this cornerstone of cybersecurity is thousands of years old. It is claimed that Histiaeus, a Greek ruler in the 6th Century, tattooed a military message on the shaved head of a slave before waiting for the hair to grow back and sending the slave to his ally with a message to remove his hair and read the secret mission. (Confident Cyber Security: How to get started in Cyber Security)

Although encryption is used in a different capacity today compared to how it was used hundreds / thousands of years ago, encryption is still used to slip by existing defences and extract valuable information that is detrimental to the privacy of companies and individuals.

Data is king and it is more important than ever before to ensure that security teams have the right tools in place to minimise risk. Find out how your business can mitigate risk with Venari Security.

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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

Today’s controls on your enterprise network are no longer fit for purpose. Cybercriminals now use encryption as their primary method of communication.

Defend your business effectively, know what is on your network.

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