Information Age – Encryption – everybody claims to be doing it, but what does it mean?

information-age-logo-text-onlyWhat are consumers’ perception of encryption, and what steps must businesses take to secure themselves?

In 2016 consumers were exposed to a larger number of high profile data breaches than any year previously – last year Yahoo disclosed the loss of more than half a billion customer records.

These events have helped raise public awareness around the serious threats to personal data that exist in the modern era. Awareness is also growing for some of the solutions that businesses and individuals can use to minimise the risks from data breaches.

Encryption is starting to gain some prominence in stories concerning data breaches, but do consumers actually understand what it involves, or how important it is?

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