Analysing Cyber Security, Videos | 26 October 2020

Encryption: What It Is and Why You Should Use it

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Data is now more valuable than oil or gold. With data being used as a commodity by more and more companies, the ability to keep it secure is paramount. Current data breaches across industries show that they have severe financial and repetitional implications.

Encryption is the ability to scramble digital information. Used correctly, encryption is a basic but powerful tool to ensure that company data is kept secure, even in front of prying eyes. In the event that data is stolen from a server, lost on a misplaced device, or viewed by unauthorised person, encryption ensures that only those with the right key can unlock the sensitive information.