Title: Secure Communication Using Encryption, Challenges and Open Issues

Year of Publication: Jun - 2015
Page Numbers: 110-115
Authors: Tranos Zuva, Salemen Ngwira
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC2015)
- Mauritius


Security is the fundamental concern in information systems and the data they carry that can be in either one of the three states: stationary or in transit or being processed. Institutions usually use computer systems that form part of the Internet/internet to carry their data thus making it vulnerable to attacks. In this paper we look at providing security using encryption to protect data/information. Different types of encryption schemes and cryptographic services are surveyed. Steps to create a cryptographic scheme are illustrated. Merit/demerits of the schemes, challenges and open issues in this area of cryptography are highlighted.