The pandemic forced many companies to switch to remote work practically overnight, and so, the need to protect their employees’ and clients’ information has become even more important. Big companies and software like Zoom and Microsoft Teams have added end-to-end encryption to increase the safety and privacy. Calling a Lawyer also uses end-to-end encryption in all communications between our team and clients.
So, what is end-to-end encryption?
It’s the technology that ensures that the data you send—whether it’s a file, an email, or a text message— can only be accessed by the intended recipient.
In true end-to-end encryption, encryption occurs at the device level. That is, messages and files are encrypted before it leaves the phone or computer and isn’t decrypted until it reaches its destination.
“The creation of a public-private key pair is what enables the security behind end-to-end encryption. Also known as asymmetric cryptography, the process uses separate cryptographic keys for securing and decrypting the message. Public keys are widely disseminated and are used to lock or encrypt a message. Private keys are only known by the owner and are used to unlock or decrypt the message. In end-to-end encryption, the system creates public and private cryptographic keys for each person who joins.”
Messaging applications like WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber, etc. have adopted end-to-end encryption in recent years.
End-to-end encryption for companies
Most companies use cloud storage, which allows file view, editing, and collaboration features. However, the data is encrypted at rest, which means that if the server is hacked, the data is vulnerable to breaches and loss.
End-to-end encryption provides a strong blockade against data breaches. If the company’s server is broken into, hackers won’t be able to access the data because the keys are stored in the devices, not the servers. The end-to-end encryption also adds security to cloud platforms, allowing for safe collaboration with others, such as advisors, clients, contractors, and partners. This makes choosing Calling a Lawyer the easiest and safest option for you.