Encryption is an important part of an overall data security program to protect sensitive information. It is not only used to protect companies from liability under state and federal laws, but also from exposure of sensitive business information, embarrassment and contract claims in certain situations. In an interview with the Cybersecurity Law Report, Proskauer partner Jeff Neuburger pointed out that encryption is no “silver bullet,” however, it should be used for certain information. He explained what information needs to be encrypted based on relevant laws, offered best practices to prevent reputational damage and discussed risks, obstacles and future trends. See also the first two installments of our series on unlocking encryption: “A Consultant’s View on Navigating Encryption Options and Persuading Reluctant Organizations
” (Aug. 9, 2017); and “Unlocking Encryption: A CISO’s Perspective on Encryption As Only One Strategy
” (Aug. 23, 2017).