Saturday, May 22, 2010

Data Encryption

Barely used for its many “complications”. We only tend to encrypt very specific and important files and/or email messages. Have you ever done it?

However, encryption is getting easier to implement and use, nowadays we can encrypt not only individual files, but also entire folders; and even external memory units (USB Flash Drives) and Hard Drives, both internal and external.

In fact, we do not need to acquire third party products for encrypting anymore; business editions of Windows 7 and the latest OSs and email programs offer it “out of the box”.

Some technologies implicitly offer encryption: wireless routers, VPN systems, email servers, and some more.

Encryption offers a very high level of security for data protection, the only caveat would be that we lose the key: then we are in deep trouble. However, the scale will always tip to the positive and many advantages of encrypting and therefore securing our data.

1 comment:

  1. losing your Encryption keys? Not to worry, I believe that given enough time and effort almost any Encryption can be broken!! 8)

    Clients and Customers should think about what they need to keep hidden and what is not worth the time or money to keep hidden.

    Otherwise, great posting my friend.