Strong Data Encryption Protects Everyone

Strong encryption protects sensitive communications and stored data.

Strong encryption protects you when you use a smartphone, browse the web, bank online, or send electronic messages to your family and colleagues.

Encryption can also help authenticate your credentials, preventing criminals from impersonating you, viewing your email and photos, or accessing your bank accounts and health data.

How Encryption Works

Encryption is a mathematical process that scrambles information; it is often used to secure or authenticate sensitive documents. Each use of encryption generates a very long number that is the mathematical solution to the formula and can unscramble the protected sensitive information. This "key" must be kept a secret or anyone who has it will be able to access the information.

Click through the tabs to explore the benefits of encryption and the risks of weakening encryption.

Where Encryption Is Used

Encryption protects you everywhere.

Every day, encryption protects confidential business data, individuals’ communications, and sensitive government records.

Cloud Storage

Protecting documents and photos stored in the cloud from access and publication.

Medical Records

Preventing blackmailers from cryptowalling medical systems.

Time Integrity

Ensuring that criminals cannot modify clocks to manipulate financial transactions or security measures.

Connected Cars

Preventing hackers from remotely controlling or stalling cars.

Location Data

Protecting location data about delivery companies’ customers and workers.

Corporate Comms

Preventing criminals from intercepting and leaking company communications.

Consumer Identity

Protecting SSNs and credit profiles from identity thieves.

Industry Secrets

Preventing hackers from stealing trade secrets and selling info to competing companies and nations.

Financial Information

Preventing malware from stealing banking app credentials.


Preventing thieves from breaching cell networks and accessing private messages.

Smart Scales

Preventing interception of sensitive health information.

Credit Cards

Preventing thieves from skimming credit card information.

Mobile Devices

Protecting misplaced laptops from unauthorized access by identity thieves.

Wellness Trackers

Preventing apps from leaking personal health information.

Personal Medical Devices

Preventing attackers from commanding insulin pumps to administer an overdose.

Student Records

Preventing criminals from breaching school systems, imperiling school funding, and exposing children’s data.

National Defense

Preventing foreign adversaries from stealing sensitive military technologies.

Military Comms

Protecting overseas troops from foreign surveillance and targeted assaults.

Election Integrity

Preventing criminals from modifying voter registrations and votes.

Security Clearance Data

Protecting sensitive government personnel data about trusted officials.

Gov't Officials' Comms

Protecting lawmakers’ and candidates’ emails from leaks and forgery.

Power Plants

Preventing foreign adversaries from accessing and mapping critical infrastructure.

Public Transit

Protecting SCADA systems from unauthorized control and preventing service disruptions and injuries.

Nuclear Facilities

Protecting nuclear centrifuge equipment from computer viruses and foreign control.

Click the labels above to see how encryption protects data and how bad actors can misuse unencrypted information.

Enterprise Risks

Individual Risks

Government Risks