When you discuss encryption with someone who isn't a security expert, you'll typically get a number of responses. Encryption is frequently misunderstood as some kind of sinister technology. Instead, encryption can help in achieving flexibility, compliance, and data privacy that today's virtual age requires.
Encryption is the process of transforming plain text into ciphertext, or changing readable text into unreadable text, in order to protect data so that only certain people can access it. Encryption scrambles, or encrypts data and then utilises a key to unscramble or decrypt the information for the receiving party. It proves to be a successful method of safeguarding sensitive data. Data on computers and storage devices, as well as data in transit through networks, are all protected with encryption.
Emails can be hacked
Intercepting emails and other content is just one example of a number of incidents that have occurred in less formal methods. While most emails do not pique the curiosity of other parties enough for them to try to intercept it, there have been instances where this has happened. Emails are not encrypted by default as they travel from your servers to the recipient. This implies that if hackers gain access to this information, they will be able to view your emails and confidential information.
According to a data breach report, employees are directly or indirectly responsible for 34 percent of total attacks. Content can be misappropriated by disgruntled employees or contractors for their own or others' benefit. Any intentional loophole can bring down a whole organization with millions of stolen data. This danger can be mitigated by imposing the appropriate set of access rules to keep privileged users in their “swim lanes”. For instance, the Master Key feature eliminates the risk of losing access to critical files. Check out AxCrypt´s Master Key feature here.
Malicious activity by third party
If the data is not encrypted, the most significant consequence will be the compromise of critical or confidential information by a cyber attack or interference of a third party. If protocols aren't in place to identify any kind of behaviour, organisations can lose large amounts of data before realising it.
With more businesses moving to the cloud, security measures must be constantly checked and updated to protect data from leaks. Despite the fact that cloud programmes like Google or Microsoft are well-equipped with security on their end, the user end is still a major source of erroneous mistakes, malicious software, and fraudulent assaults.
To begin the process of encryption, you need to collect the data you intend to encrypt. The algorithm will then use the encryption key to modify the data in the input and send the result. The output would be a scrambled text that could only be read by the person with the key; you could then transfer the output to the second party via any medium, or preserve the encrypted data for future use. Keys are usually generated with random number generators, or computer algorithms.
AxCrypt allows you to take advantage of virtualization's flexibility while maintaining control over your data. It uniquely removes the barriers to adopting an encryption solution.
AxCrypt provides you with free software with 256-bit strong encryption. This boosts data security and minimises the danger of breaches. If you have a large organisation, you can review our business plan here which has more advanced features.
With the key sharing feature, AxCrypt has made it simple to open files with any team member with whom you share the key, allowing you to collaborate with your team even if you are separated by thousands of miles.
Many people and businesses are hesitant to move sensitive data to the cloud because they believe it is unsafe. But with AxCrypt data is encrypted in flight, at rest and in storage. You maintain control over your encryption keys, so even after data has left your building, you remain in command.
Assume you need to move your operations from one cloud provider to another. You can shut down your old computer and transfer it to the new provider using encryption, and then direct the system to produce a new key. Then, by ordering the machine to shred the old key, you can withdraw from the old cloud provider. All of your data, including copies and backups, kept by the previous provider will be lost.
Remote workstations are secure
Physical theft of computers and storage is a possibility in many firms with remote offices. Many of these have sensitive and vulnerable data on these servers, such as financial advisers and tax accountants. Encrypting data on these servers protects against data theft and loss. With the AxCrypt master key functionality, you can be assured that remote servers are secure and that no one in the remote offices can control encryption key access.
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Consider encryption as a kind of insurance against potential data breaches. Security may become an asset with a boulder, enterprise-grade encryption and key management tool. You get the option of moving to the public cloud. If you're interested in learning more about encryption, start here.