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October 27, 2008 | Vol 3 Issue 19


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Security
5 Essentials of Encryption Key Management

These days, encryption is essential. Be sure you're doing it right.

By Patrick Townsend

Encryption key management is a crucial part of any data encryption strategy. It's designed to protect credit card numbers, social security numbers, or any other sensitive information you need to protect in data files. A failure in encryption key management can result in the loss of your sensitive data and can lead to severe penalties and legal liability. Unlike public/private key technology, which maintains the security of two separate endpoints, database encryption uses a single secret key, and its loss compromises your data. That's why good encryption key management is so important to your data security strategy.


Feature Article - Programming
5 Reasons to Modernize Your Legacy Apps for the 21st Century

Your disparate applications are preventing users and developers from working to their full potential and your company from succeeding.

By David Brault

The use of computers and software exploded at the end of the 20th Century, and today many businesses find themselves using multiple ERP, inventory, and financial systems in a mixed-presentation environment. In situations such as these, users are increasingly forced to modify existing work habits to accommodate the software, which is diametrically opposed to the core fundamentals of software.


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