Industry views: Encryption certainly not going anywhere

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Industry views: Encryption certainly not going anywhere

No one questions that email is universally adopted. It is in the mainstream. And despite the huge advantages of personal and corporate productivity, the open nature of the internet has made email vulnerable to interception and even alteration by malicious parties. As the risks to the privacy and security of email messaging have grown, so have efforts to protect it.

Initial efforts to encrypt email were driven by the need for the government to better protect highly sensitive government communications. Encryption involves highly complex mathematical algorithms that scramble messages before they are sent over the internet, and then unscramble them once they ...

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