How Encryption Can Protect You From Cybercrime

Cybercrime is at an all-time high. With the cyberattacks on Home Depot, Target, Adobe, Snapchat and eBay (big companies with big IT security budgets!), people are panicking.

And they should be: Target reported in August that its November 2013 data breach cost it $148 million. Now, more than ever, people are investigating the best ways to protect their sensitive data, especially when that data is being sent over email.

What is encryption?

Encryption has recently come to the forefront of technology discussions as another line of defense in securing corporate data. At its most basic, encryption is the process of scrambling information into a bunch a nonsensical numbers, letters and symbols that requires authorization to unscramble and access...


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