The term “data at rest” refers to data in computer storage. Its opposite is data in motion, which is a phrase used to describe data traversing a network. It can even apply to information temporarily residing in a computer’s memory.
What I’d like touch on today with this post is a common misconception about data encryption and security. When I tell people who I work for and what we do, many people assume what we do is protect people from hackers. If people use our software the various security breaches people hear about would be prevented. I’d like to say that we could prevent any kind of hacks etc. but it simply isn’t true.