Laptop encryption, why you need it

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Laptop encryption, why you need it

Do you lock the doors of your house when you are not in?  I hope the majority answer to this question is "yes of course I do, this isn't Canada you know!" This leads me to my next question. Are your organisation laptops encrypted? The answer to this question should be the same as the first but I bet it isn't. 

No I don't think you all are spies before you ask, but I do think you should all be at least aware of why laptop encryption is a necessity for EVERY organisation and not just the ones that send their payslips to employees titled agent. 

Let me quickly explain what encryption is and why you need it.

What is encryption?

Encryption is a method of protecting data from people who you don't want to see it. It uses extremely complex mathematics to scramble/lock your data into an unreadable form that can only be read/unlocked by someone who has access to a unique key. Depending on what algorithm is being used even governments cannot view the data without access to this key (sorry Hollywood). 

Why do I need it?

The fact of the matter is you need it because the ICO (the UK Information Commissioner's Office) and the Data Protection Act say you do.  The ICO can, have and will dish out fines (Previous fines have been £1000 to £325000) if they find that unencrypted personal information has been lost or stolen.

Laptops and their portability make them an obvious risk. They are likely to contain sensitive information that would not normally leave the office.

How we can help

Implementing encryption in your organization can be complex, time consuming and expensive.  If done incorrectly it can impact not only your security, but the usability and reliability of your systems, costing you time and money.

We are experts in bringing the benefits of appropriate new technology to small and medium size organisations and encryption is no exception.

We will reduce the cost, time and stress of implementing laptop encryption in your environment. Giving you an easy to use and secure system will give you the peace of mind that when your data goes outside your company it is protected. 

If you would like to know how telanova can increase your company's security please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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