Data Encryption

Encryption

Encryption helps keeps data private by converting it to an unreadable format. Only people who have the encryption key are able to decrypt the data.

Encrypting files

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Encrypting emails

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  • There is no single ideal method for encrypting emails, so we recommend that you encrypt individual files (see section above).
  • It is also possible to use public key encryption with the Mozilla Thunderbird client, which only works with recipients who also have it set up.
  • For further information, see ISG advice.

Encrypted USB sticks

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  • The Information Security Group recommends DataShur hardware-encrypted USB sticks.
  • They are easy to use, and work with all operating systems.

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