In the non-digital world, when we want to send a contract we will insert the contract into an envelope and mail it via USPS. For extra security, we will take the same envelope containing the contract, insert in into a larger sealed courier envelope. For the really paranoid, we will place the envelope inside a “tamper-proof” envelope – or an envelope that can only be opened with a specific key.
When sending information online every message you send has historically been broken down into many small packets and is sent unprotected.
To protect your online information, we need to use encryption to protect our information. We do this today online with technologies such as the HTTPS “lock” we see in our web browsers. If we are to have safe, secure, and trusted economic transactions over the Internet we must know that only the people involved with the transaction can see the information.
Protect your important information with a trusted cipher. Keeping your personal data safe doesn’t have to be difficult—as long as you keep the sensitive stuff encrypted and under your control.
There are tons encryption tools letting you keep your personal files encrypted and locked while keeping an automatic and real-time backup of encrypted files to an online storage. The goal is to find the best tools you can use to lock down your sensitive files—whether they’re photos, financial documents, personal backups, or anything else—and keep them locked down so only you have the key.