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1. Encryption refers to the conversion of sensitive organizational information into complex codes that is unreadable by humans using algorithms, increasing the difficulty encountered by cyber criminals to gain access to the information. Only possession of the correct ‘key’ can decrypt the information into its original form.

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

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2. Fundamentally, encryption is the act of scrambling communication to stop people other than its intended recipient from reading it.
Source: (Titcomb, 2017)

3. Encryption is simply taking some information that makes sense and scrambling it so it become gibberish.
Source: (Z. Goodnight, 2015)