Encryption is becoming more and more necessary as more of our devices become connected to the internet- whenever sensitive information touches public data lines, it’s vulnerable- to hackers, to data collectors, even to occasional data line misfires. The best way to protect against that information being used by 3rd parties is to encrypt it.
Modern encryption methods are tremendously powerful- the current gold standard encryption can take YEARS of time, with supercomputer-level resources. There are a number of programs and services that can help you manage encryption, either by running the encryption setup or by providing the tools to create your own. For handling sensitive info like credit cards, one or the other of these is required.
Fortunately, because these services are so necessary they are becoming increasingly common and that means competition. Here at Katy we can help find encryption that fits your needs- whether that’s minimal or high security.