Many people get baffled when hearing the term “Encryption”, yet many of our daily tasks involve the use of such technology. It is an important aspect of protecting personal information embedded in our day-to-day communication, as well as protecting sensitive business data. But what encryption really is ? And how does it affect our today’s modern world ?
In essence, encryption is the process of converting readable data into a ciphertext to render it unreadable to unauthorized users. Encryption can be used on a wide variety of data, including personal files, folders, sector, or even the entire storage disks of a computer, as well as external drives and files stored in the cloud.
That said, encryption is a vital component of security for companies as it is for private individuals. Businesses collect a plethora of sensitive data of their customers, so it’s only imperative to protect that information using encryption.
To learn more why encryption is important in today’s digital society, check the infographic below from Tele Message.