According to The investopedia:
“Encryption is a means of securing digital data using one or more mathematical techniques, as well as a password or ‘key’ used to decrypt the information. The encryption process translates the information to using an algorithm that renders the original information unreadable”.
But hey, like many things, encryption is not a 100% guarantee, but it greatly reduces the risk of being the target of cyber attacks.
Role and Benefits
It’s a good way to give a big headache to anyone trying to cheat your operating system! 🙂 What are some benefits?
- Protect your sensitive information
- Prevents identity theft
- Avoid bank account and credit card fraud
- Useful for telecommuting
- Builds your customers’ trust