What is Encryption?
Email encryption is a process that protects emails from being read by unauthorized eyes by encoding the contents of the email. If someone tries to read encrypted emails you’ve sent or received, they’ll only see an email message with garbled text. from A Beginners Guide to Email Encryption
VCOE Encryption Practices
Barracuda is our email spam filter, scanning all inbound and outbound email for viruses, malware, and now sensitive data., Currently, email sent to non VCOE email accounts, containing sensitive data (i.e. Social Security Number (SSN), Personally Identifiable Information (PII)), can and should be encrypted. It is a very easy process to encrypt an email and often happens automatically depending on email content. To learn more about specific VCOE encryption methods go to VCOE Barracuda Email Encryption. [*note this document in on the VCOE Intranet and can only be accessed by those with VCOE login credentials]