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Security Introduction to Data Security Concerns Encryption

What does Kenneth mean when he says "Everyone in the circle has to have the key"?

This is when he is talking about symmetric encryption. Thanks!

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The "circle" is every user authorized to have access to the data. In symmetric encryption, the same key is used to encrypt and decrypt the data, and so all authorized users must have a copy of the key.