Data protection and encryption is a must to survive in Cyber World

We all know what exactly the aim of cyber criminals is! Their working has reached advanced stages of perfection. They have introduced various ways to breach your security and get hold of your important data and use it as a leverage to extract money out of you. And the extent to which they go just to keep their anonymity has just made the situation all the more grave. Hence the need of the hour is a highly sophisticated form of data protection.

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Data protection means to protect the data of the companies against any kind of undesired infiltration and to keep their privacy intact, so that no one can use this as leverage against them. And one of the best ways to keep your data protected is to first think like a criminal. Data encryption is one of the most widely used forms of data protection.

Data encryption basically means that the data is changed from a direct context in a sentence that is not easily understandable. Earlier this method was used only by the government or the military to transmit highly sensitive information. But due the more and more dependence of the general public on the web and the transmission of their personally and professionally sensitive data online, the data encryption has become a widespread phenomenon. Now days the data automatically gets encrypted when it comes in contact with a secure server.

To start with the encryption of the data, you first need to lay down clearly stated laws regarding the encryption of the data. Such as what kind of data is to be encrypted, who will have access to what kind of information, etc. keeping in mind the various stakeholders for the data.

To start with data encryption, you need to decide that whether the data is to be encrypted centrally or it should be distributed among the organization and encrypted. The user of the encryption should not only support multiple encryption standards so that there is no violation of the government rules and regulations, but also should use the already set standards of cryptography for example a 256 bit key length encryption is an internationally used encryption standard. No single user should have access to all the decryption keys of the organization. The company should keep a tab on the number of times the encrypted data has been accessed, by whom it has been accessed, the function of the access, the encryption key used, everything. The users should also keep their encryption keys in a secure location that only a few have access to, and there should a secondary location for the backup encryption key in case of any unintentional loss of distortion of the original encryption key.

It is important to keep all kinds of data under protection. And kind of disturbance in the day to day working of anyone is never welcomed. And hence a slightest indication of unusual activity should not be ignored. After all, all the hackers start from the baby steps. You should always cover all bases and this can only be done if you think like a hacker, that how you would hack into your system with the given security, this will help in better data protection practices as you will then be able to put your guard in the place of need.

Gitanjali is an expert tech writer and work for computer repair service provider company, who writes about technicalities involved with the system’s hardware as well as software.

Intel xeon processor E5-2600/1600 v3 is now available in stores

Whenever Intel has introduced something new, it has always made sure that whatever new is introduced is better than ever. And yet again Intel has been able to pull out something amazing for its magical hat which is exceeding the expectations of the people and above the standards set by the market. Intel has yet again launched a new family of processor with quite some variations in it making its mark in the IT market yet again.

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The new version of Intel advanced vector extension is one of the components of the new family introduced by the Intel. The new version has gone a step ahead and enhanced the already existing 128-bit single-instruction, multiple-data processing instructions to 256-bit wide vectors to benefit the users by delivering 1.9x higher efficiency. Whereas digital processing software and to simplify the vectorization of high level language expressions. The new version also allows the packing up to 32 elements in case of usage of bytes; of course it depends upon the element type being used, whether it is eight single-precision floating point types or four double-precision floating point types. It also offers better and improved programming flexibility to make the instruction extensions more efficient.

Another entrant in through the new processor family is the cache QoS monitoring system. This monitoring system can help in improving the performance in virtual environment big time by helping in determining and identify if an individual virtual vending machine or VMs are using resources more than they should be. The cache QoS monitoring system will help in making sure that the resources don’t fall short in any of the application and they have an optimum amount of the resources needed and no one is using more than the allocated amount. Adding of thermal sensor for the airflow and the holistic set of sensors for the SDI orchestration solution for a careful management and control system will in turn help in the maximization of the data center efficiency at a lower cost of ownership.

The 18 cores per socket and 45 MB of the last level cache has provided up to 50% more cores in comparison to the previous generation processors. There has been improvement in the Intel advanced encryption standard new instructions (Intel AES-NI) so that the data encryption and decryption happens at a faster rate without giving up much of the application response time. The power consumption of the processors has also been kept in mind by using Intel’s energy efficient 22nm, 3-D tri-gate technology, this also help in boosting the performance of the transistors.

Taking the efficient power consumption to the next level, the new generation processors have included the new Intel Ethernet controller XL710, which includes flexible 10/40 gigabit Ethernet controller giving twice the bandwidth in half the power consumption and also improving the performance in the virtual world.

The enhancements in the new family of the processor may not be big enough to make it to the headlines of the newspapers and the virtual world, but they are big enough to make a difference in the way the data center works.

Gitanjali is an expert tech writer and work for computer repair service provider company, who writes about technicalities involved with the system’s hardware as well as software.