Encryption plays a vital role in protecting valuable information from being stolen or altered. But it can be used by your enemies just as readily.
How do you stay one step ahead of the attackers, when it comes to employing the latest encryption technology? What is the right solution for your organisation? How do you make sure your systems aren't breached?
With ransomware attacks on the rise and forthcoming regulations like GDPR meaning any data breach is financially ruinous for a business, it has never been more important to make sure you have a watertight encryption policy in place. The time to focus on encryption has never been more urgent.
"If you're a system administrator, make sure you're using the best tools to protect your system, including the latest patches and fixes given by your service providers," comments Jacob Ginsberg, senior director of products for email encryption software company Echoworx. "Always make sure your systems are up to date and run scans, monitor your network and follow your best practices."
Best practices include following compliance rules, knowing how to properly dispose of and store data, determining who can have access to the network and learning how to detect breeches. Ginsberg advises consulting with vendors, to be aware of the latest advances in encryption software, keeping updated about networking and security, and reading the news to learn about what new areas hackers are targeting.
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