Cyber experts: Use encryption to stop cyber criminals

In this web extra Thomas Russell explains
Posted at 3:19 PM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 17:35:43-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Our goal at News5 is to help you stay a step ahead of cyber criminals and fraudsters. Working with the experts at the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs we learned hackers and cyber criminals can restore deleted files from our devices in just seconds and will use information they find to their advantage.

Cybersecurity guru Thomas Russell says we should all be taking additional steps to secure our information because career criminals are constantly on the hunt for our information that they can use to get rich and make consumers pay.

One important security tool Russell mentioned is encryption. Encryption is the process of transforming information so that only the person (or computer) with the key can read it. Companies can use encryption technology for sensitive data at rest and in transit to help protect it across websites, on devices, or in the cloud.

Take a listen to our extended interview with Russell as he talks about ways we can utilize encryption to keep our data safe.

For our full investigation: Cyber crooks easily restore deleted files on hard drives

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