IT - Encryption

Have you ever sat in traffic and cursed the town planners? For years, you may have watched as the town approved new subdivisions and stores along the roads you drive often

"And you wondered when they would add a new lane, extend a road or install a new stoplight. But think about this: If you're skipping over news articles about quantum computing and post-quantum cryptography, you're doing the same thing in relation to your business that town planners seem to do relative to new construction - waiting for the negative impacts before fixing the issue.

Much (if not most) of the time, these changes only happen after negative impacts come in force. People will go to council meetings over accidents and stop-and-go traffic. Have you ever wondered why town planners don't proactively improve the roads before the new construction is finished? ..."


What Is Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE)?
CIOinsignt, September 10th, 2021
Company leaders are continually looking for ways to keep data safe without compromising its usability. Fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) could be a step in the right direction

What Is Fully Homomorphic Encryption?

Fully homomorphic encryption allows the analyzing and running of processes on data without needing a decryption method. For example, if someone wanted to process information in the cloud but did not trust the provider, FHE would allow sending the encrypting data for processing without providing a decryption key.

How Does Fully Homomorphic Encryption Work?

FHE is like other encryption methods that require using a public key to encrypt the data. Only the party with the correct private key can see the information in its unencrypted state. However, FHE uses an algebraic system that allows working with data without requiring decryption first. In many cases, information is represented as integers, while multiplication and addition replace the Boolean functions used in other kinds of encryption...

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