Cryptography and encryption have been trusted for secure communication for thousands of years. Dating back to its use in ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture to preserve religious knowledge, hide secret messages, and secure military communication. Today, in a world where cyber threat actors are relentless in their efforts to compromise and exfiltrate the most sensitive data assets, encryption plays a significant role in protecting unstructured data in the face of cyber threats. While the need for encryption remains clear, what isn’t always obvious to those tasked with protecting trade secrets, intellectual property, PHI, PII, and other sensitive data is a modern-day approach to file encryption. This article discusses crucial flaws with standard data encryption and provides a deeper understanding of multifactor encryption and its superior ability to securely encrypt files and ensure they are accessed by authorized users only.
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