It would be true to say that when Ted Bauman was born in Washington DC, a legend had come to this world. Though being born in Washington, he has spent most of his time in Africa, South Africa to be precise. He went to South Africa for his degree course, whereby he furthered his education and earned himself 2 more postgraduate degree, then spending about 25 years working in different non governmental organizations….. he discusses about how we can keep our personal information safe and secure from the so called hackers who are always always in the run. With time comes change. Data is now more important than before.

Ted Bauman says clearly that currently, data is being used in very sensitive areas like accessing Bank accounts using mobile devices, managing funds online and other essential information. It there comes to be that we need to store that data safely from unauthorized access. Unauthorized access is coming, largely from hackers, where people want to access the other people’s information illicitly, which would result to massive amounts being lost by banks and their customers. To know how to keep our data safe, we need to know some of the tools that would be of help, but before that, some 2 terms are key to understand. These are file encryption and creation of strong passwords. Explicitly, file encryption starts with converting the data into a digital format by, for example, scanning a hard copy document, typing in the information into a computer, turning audio files into a digital format.

Then the now digital data needs to backed up in another device. This, according to Ted Bauman it helps in case it is lost from one system, so that in can be retrieved from the other. For data in a digital format, the process of enclosing the data in a secured location, for access with only specific keys, is what entails data encryption. Ted says that this prevents access from unauthorized people, even when they get access to the device storing them, thus the data deems completely unimportant to them. You can do this by creating a password for the data, but a passphrase creeps in to be a better solution. Reason being a password would be easily guessed by a supercomputer, but it takes considerably longer to get a passphrase. About Ted Bauman has by now helped us know how data security is enhanced.

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