Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Encryption of data

Posted by Leonard Fiadzinu on
Thanks’ Ben, Roberto and David for taking the time to respond

Yes, Ben what I am looking into is to encrypt certain information primarily credit card information in a postgres database.  I understand the basic process, but the questions I am looking to get answered are:

·    What methods are others using?  Why?
·    What effects do those methods have on the database processes?
·    What kind of load does the encryption place on the database?
·    What environmental conditions are required to facilitate the encryption (if any)?
·    Any tips or tricks (a.k.a. shortcuts) or other useful info?

If anyone can let me know what methods and why they use these methods for encryption it will be great.  David has already started the ball rolling.

Thanks in advance to all.