Encryption is essential to cyber security but it’s helpful to note that there are different levels of encryption, as well as different encryption algorithms and various ways to manage encryption.
For instance, encrypting data at rest is distinct from encrypting data in transit. There are also significant distinctions between file-level encryption, disk-level encryption, and application-level encryption. Similarly, data can be encrypted using different algorithms. These include symmetric encryption, asymmetric encryption, or a hybrid model that leverages both methods. Lastly, some enterprises handle encryption internally (self-managed) while other businesses outsource cyber security needs like encryption to third-party service providers.
Any variety of encryption will help defend against ransomware, but carefully selecting the right design and implementation for your enterprise environment will provide the highest level of protection.