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If you use cloud services, encrypt your data for a little extra protection

Encryption is a great asset to cloud computing. By encrypting your data, you basically make it impossible to read without the necessary keys. Encryption allows you to create those keys so that if a data breach does occur, your information will be worthless to attackers. You can also encrypt just parts of your data that […]

In case your PC is ever lost or stolen when traveling, encrypt your hard drive

Losing your computer while traveling can be as bad as losing your wallet or purse, since it probably contains a lot of extractable personal information, including financial particulars. Disk encryption reduces this risk by making all data on your hard drive inaccessible to anyone without a specific key (password). You can try FileVault2 son macOS […]

Use Jami for videoconferences

With rising privacy concerns regarding popular videoconferencing applications, you should seek platforms with privacy policies that are clear and concise, like Jami. Jami is an end-to-end encrypted videoconferencing alternative, and its privacy policy states that the company only collects data that is imperative to compiling website visit statistics.

Use encryption on BYODs

Working at home on personal devices (Bring Your Own Devices) and self-managed Wi-Fi networks present a massive security risk to you and your employer. To protect potentially sensitive information, enable Windows and macOS native encryption functionality and save encryption passwords.

Take advantage of end-to-end encryption in iCloud

Apple iCloud offers end-to-end encryption for certain types of data including Maps searches and Siri information. To use it, though, you’ll first need to have two-factor authentication enabled for your Apple ID. 2FA is a win-win, as it strengthens your account security while unlocking access to a wider range of iCloud services.

Enable full disk encryption on your device

Further protect your data and storage from cybercriminals by using full disk encryption (FDE). This feature encodes your data into a form that cannot be understood by anyone without the encryption key. Many mobile devices enable this by default, but others (like Macs and PCs) may require a specific set of steps.