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Did you just order your data encrypted, encoded, obfuscated, hashed, scrambled, salted, and peppered?

There are lots of cryptography terms that are thrown around and often misused. As someone who has been responsible for managing Compensation, HR, and Payroll IT systems one way or another for the past ten years at FedEx, I have a lot of experience protecting data. Part of my responsibilities has been to help my business partners understand the difference and value of each. In this article, I’m going to share some of my favorite concepts and in what context they apply.

By the end of this article, you will have a basic understanding of these terms:


Smart Homes – What you really want (you just don’t know it yet)

The real value of smart homes is smart device integration. Having your devices talk with each other and interacting is where the magic happens. If you are not home and you left the lights on or a door unlocked, having that taken care of for you is awesome. The more your devices can interact and respond to each other the more value you get out of your setup. I have several practical examples of how this can work for you.