Sec280 Week3 Essay

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Key to Security By SEC-280 61093 DeVry University March 23, 2013 ABC Institute of Research requires a special need to secure their private information from rivals. We are currently partnering up with XYZ Inc. in a research project dealing with genetics. I have researched a wide variety of possible solutions for the company. I will describe a proper security solution for protecting our information using symmetric encryption, advantages of symmetric encryption, and disadvantages of symmetric encryption. I will begin by giving a brief description of symmetric encryption. According to ("Description of symmetric," 2007), “A secret key, which can be a number, a word, or just a string of random letters, is applied to the text of a message to change the content in a particular way.” The symmetric encryption has been used for a long time to protect

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