Encryption adds a much needed level of security to your organisation, but how does it work in practice?
Encryption has always been important for businesses, especially where personal data is being transferred between servers, or physically transported via USB or laptops. For companies in the financial and legal industries, encryption is an excellent tool for protecting sensitive data. The ICO has been issuing fines to businesses for mishandling of data for a number of years, however GDPR has put a bigger spotlight on the issue of data security. GDPR has fundamentally changed the way companies handle their clients’ data, and has prompted most businesses to re-evaluate their day-to-day security practices. Encryption is a practical and nonintrusive way of protecting data, and hides content behind lock and key. Data that is encrypted is scrambled and is only decipherable by individuals who have the matching key code. With so much information being stored online in the cloud or on shared servers, it’s vital that you have a system in place to keep track of this information and keep it private – especially when handling information that doesn’t belong to your company. Continue Reading