With major data breaches being reported all too frequently, organizations are now placing increased emphasis on the security of personal, private, and sensitive information. One method of increasing security is through data encryption. Encryption is the process of scrambling a message or data so that no one but the sender and the intended recipient can read it.
Encryption is especially important if you are trying to send sensitive information that other people should not be able to access. Because email messages are sent over the Internet and might be intercepted by an attacker, it is important to add an additional layer of security to sensitive information.
For more information:
- U.S.-CERT Security Tip: “Understanding Encryption“