We live in a time where the convenience of widespread connectivity, including the cloud, has put us at greater risk of being hacked. When data falls into the wrong hands, the consequences can be devastating.
While good cyber security strategies can be very effective in protecting networks, they don’t always account for the sensitive information that’s being transmitted across the internet, or travelling between mobile devices, browsers, databases and the cloud.
Data Encryption is a solution for securing data, allowing it to move from one network to another without being compromised. It works by turning plain text into an unreadable code using algorithms. To decrypt the code you need an encryption key, something only you or the intended recipient has. This effectively hides your sensitive data from cyber criminals and hackers.
By introducing data encryption into your organisation, it will help you meet compliance standards such as PCI DSS and best practice requirements for protecting data from external threats or malicious insiders. As well as closing off another potential breach point.