Keeping sensitive business data safe is a top priority. When you’re managing a team of employees that use PCs, phones, and tablets, the importance of encryption can’t be stressed enough.
Encryption is a secret code for your digital information. It scrambles your data into an unreadable format, and only someone with the right “key” can unscramble and access it. Think of it as a lock and key system for your digital assets, ensuring that even if someone gains unauthorized access to your devices or data, they can’t make head nor tail of it without the key.
Your business likely stores tons of sensitive information, from financial records to customer data. Encryption ensures that even if a device is lost or stolen, your data remains safe and confidential.
And there are loads of other benefits too…
- Lots of industries have strict regulations regarding data security and privacy (think HIPAA). Encryption helps you stay compliant, avoiding expensive fines and legal troubles.
- When clients or customers know that you take their data security seriously, it builds trust. People are more likely to do business with a company that safeguards their information.
- With the rise of remote work, your employees might be accessing company data from various locations. Encryption ensures that sensitive information is secure no matter where they are.
- Encrypting your emails and messages keeps your communication confidential, protecting sensitive business discussions and strategies.
When you’re setting up encryption for the first time you need to think about both device encryption and data encryption. You also need to consider encryption both while data is at rest (where it’s stored) and when it’s in transit (being sent from person to person). And while that may sound intimidating, you don’t have to do it alone – we can help.
You may also consider training your people on encryption best practice, to make sure there are no weak links in your team. After all, it only takes one false move to leave your data vulnerable. Helping everyone understand the importance of encryption and how to use it effectively is a strong protective measure.
If this is something we can help you do, we’d love to assist. Get in touch.