PC and Device Encryption: You’ve Been Told You Need it, Now Know Why
Too often, the methods and reasons for encryption are misunderstood. Here are the facts.
Any company or organization that holds sensitive data has a critical need to ensure that the information stored is properly protected. Businesses that collect personal, private information – data that is used to deliver superior service and make customers’ lives that much easier – nevertheless enter into a trust with consumers. In all-too-common cases when data breaches occur and make headlines, reputational damage ensues. And, when data breaches occur in industries where governmental regulations are involved, organizations found to be careless in safeguarding data can also face substantial fines.
In other cases the issue is not customer data but sensitive intellectual property belonging to a company, the secrecy of which is essential to that business’ competitive advantage. Proper protection of data can also open the door to new business relationships, especially with institutions that have policies of exclusively selecting vendors and partners that meet certain careful criteria when it comes to data security practices. But in all these cases – whether an organization is incentivized to invest in data security in order to protect their reputation, to meet regulatory requirements, to safeguard intellectual property, to prepare for new business relationships, or for any other reason – data encryption is the first and most critical tool in the data security playbook. Importantly, implementing encryption does not have to be difficult or cumbersome to an organization’s operations. In fact, encryption functions best when it is unobtrusive and when it is, more or less, invisible to users.
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