When sensitive information needs to be shared, email encryption is vital, regardless of a business size. Encryption helps in securing data from unauthorized access or interception, ensuring confidentiality. Below are just a few reasons why encryption is necessary sometimes.
Privacy and Confidentiality: The discussion of proprietary information, financial details, or personal data. Encryption safeguards these communications, ensuring that only the intended recipient can access and decipher the content.
Compliance Requirements: Many industries have regulatory requirements mandating the protection of sensitive information. Encryption helps companies stay compliant with these regulations (such as HIPAA for healthcare or GDPR for personal data).
Security Against Cyber Threats: Remote work environments are more susceptible to cyber threats like phishing attacks or data breaches. Email encryption acts as an extra layer of defense, making it harder for cybercriminals to access sensitive information.
Step 1. In Outlook 365 Desktop simply pop your outlook message out into a window.
Step 2. In the new window select Options / Encrypt.
Step 1. In Outlook 365 Web – Simply pop your Outlook message out into a window
Step 2. In the new window select Menu Options / Encrypt.