Companies in the US are the most active when it comes to using encryption to protect their data, while India is not far behind. Encrypting data is perhaps the safest way of protecting critical information, because it allows only the receivers who have the unique unlock keys or passcodes to access the data. Software security company Sophos Group PLC has released “The State of Encryption Today" report, which suggests that companies in the US (56%) are the most active when it comes to deploying encryption on their networks. In India, 46% companies are actively using this technique to keep their critical data safe from hackers and prying eyes. For 60% of the companies, encryption is to protect proprietary information. Worryingly though, 31% of organisations do not encrypt the financial details of their employees, while 30% do not protect the company’s financial data.