ITS will be utilizing O365 encryption, a message-encrypting tool built into Microsoft Office 365.
What is Microsoft O365 Email Encryption?
Specifically, Microsoft O365 message encryption enables users to securely send email messages to users inside and outside of UofL on any device. O365 email encryption enables email security essential to some UofL operations due to the sensitivity of data shared.
Capabilities of Encryption
O365 is capable of the following:
Encrypting email messages, either on the sender’s machine or via a central server while the message is in transit
Decrypting messages to the recipient
The recipient’s machine uses a key to decrypt the message, or a central server decrypts the message on behalf of the recipient after recipient identity validation occurs
What does “Encrypting an Email” mean?
Transforms the message from plain text in to unreadable ciphertext
Keeps the message in ciphertext while in transit to protect the message from being read if intercepted
Decrypts the message via a key or authenticated response