While it may not be explicitly required as part of your industry’s best practices, your business needs to have encryption technology as part of your IT security measures. It’s the most effective form of data security, and yet it’s woefully underutilized.
Encryption is a process that makes data unreadable to anyone who accesses it without authorization. Any data run through an encryption program is scrambled into a complex code (also known as cipher text) that is virtually unbreakable by even the most advanced computers. The only way to read an encrypted file is if you have the cipher key or password.
Why is encryption is such an important part of your business’ security?
There are a number of great options available to incorporate encryption into your business’ devices and network. The simplest option for Windows users is BitLocker, which once enabled will fully encrypt your PC or laptop’s hard drive without causing any inconvenience to the device’s user. For Mac users, File Vault software is built directly into the Mac OS.
Get in contact with Shield Networks to discuss which encryption solution is the best fit for your business’ network and devices. Contact us at Info@ShieldNetworks.ca or (877) 321-. We’re the IT professionals businesses in Southern Manitoba trust. 7374