Here are a few questions you can easily answer to determine whether you need encryption.
- Are you currently making use of the following data protection tools:
- Antivirus software
- Password requirements to access data
- Network monitoring
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to ask yourself why. If the answer is that you need to protect your data, then you should be using encryption software. Encryption is the last line of defense and the only line of defense if a computer is lost or stolen. The FBI uses all of the above protection tools, yet they have been successfully hacked. Even if someone gets access to your data, if it is encrypted, they still cannot read it. APO costs less than Antivirus software and is much more effective at protecting your data. If you are using the above tools to provide you and your clients with peace-of-mind, to comply with privacy laws, to prevent lawsuits, and to maintain corporate privacy, you are missing the most important tool if you are not using APO Encryption.
- Do you store customer data on your computer?
If you store customer data on your computer, privacy legislation requires you to protect that data. Encryption is the recommended form of protection. If you lose client data, you are required to notify your clients and not only will you have to deal with unhappy customers, but you will likely be subject to a lawsuit.
- Do you keep Visa, Mastercard, or Amex data on your computer?
Credit card companies now require you to encrypt the client data you keep on your computer. Failure to follow proper encryption procedures can result in a costly lawsuit.
- Do you keep Human Resource data on your computer?
What would happen if your employees were able to find out what everyone else was being paid? How much would it cost if your HR data were stolen and you had to pay for credit monitoring for all your employees? If the answers to these questions amount to significant dollars, then APO encryption is cost effective insurance against this kind of disaster.
- Do you use couriers to send documents that are too sensitive to be sent via e-mail?
If you answered yes to this question, APO will save you a lot of money. With APO’s easy to use e-mail function, you can send encrypted documents with just a couple of clicks. If you are sending the documents to clients, our free decrypt only utility is all they will need to open the documents.