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Original DataHush Encryption Strategies

Description This section discusses some of the encryption strategies originally employed by DataHush. Some novel strategies remain unpublished. In general, an encryption’s strength relies upon the following: - Encryption algorithm – the ‘formula’ used to encrypt - Length of key - Processing power/time We have the following techniques that we feel make it possible to strongly secure a transmission: Dual encryption technique and compression Two strong encryptions are used. One method is based on a known published method, the other proprietary. A third layer is related in that the stream is compressed according to one of a battery of techniques. Compression is a form of encoding that effectively strengthens the encryption, since even if the decompression technique is known, it increases the burden of overhead required to break the code. Physical possession It is possible to require a proprietary hardware device. This would require physical possession of the hardware device to make a tr

Public Key Encryption

Explaining Public Key Encryption Many years ago, as a part of my company's research, I built a tool called 'DataHush'. It was a drag and drop encryption/decryption program. The tool, as I built it for original demonstration, did not include standard Public Key encryption. Patents encumbered well-known systems and I have always shied away from patents. Despite not supporting it in the original tool, the design demanded Public Key encryption and supporting Infrastructure (PKI). It also had facilities that I felt improved upon the strength of PKI as generally practiced. I felt it necessary to explain to business partners just exactly HOW Public Key encryption worked and how, for banking and mission critical information PKI alone was (potentially) flawed. I am currently working on a project where I have been asked to deliver some tools and protocols for an advanced secure infrastructure. First, though, it requires PKI and most people have such a hard time with the basics th