Securing Important Files and Communications
One of the things that worried his company's management was the use of e-mail to transfer potentially sensitive documents. As Tom knew, sending information via regular e-mail was akin to sending it on a postcard. Any one of the intermediaries handling a message could potentially read it. He replaced this way of doing business with a system using PGP software, which allowed users to send encrypted files whenever sending confidential or sensitive information and to secure important internal files from unauthorized prying eyes (Chapter 9).