The outside facade of IBM Research - Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa, inspired by old punch cards used for programming computers in the early 1900s. The tech giant announced Dec. 17 offerings to support widespread adoption of homomorphic encryption. (IBM Research/CC BY-ND 2.0)

It’s time to take fully homomorphic encryption seriously, according to Eric Maass, director of strategy and emerging technology at IBM Security Services.  

Maass spoke to SC Media in advance of IBM’s Thursday announcement that the company would provide training, an online sandbox and consulting services for developers looking to get a head start on the emerging technology.  

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