A quantitative study on the usage of a cryptographic software tool for data and communications encryption
Issues in Information Systems
cryptographic tools, data encryption, data privacy, data security, data sovereignty, encrypted messages, encryption, GDPR
The purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive understanding of the usage of software encryption and its importance in securing data and communications. Although previous studies about data and communication encryption have focused on cybersecurity, very few have given attention to examining the relationship between the use of cryptographic software with data and communication encryption. Software encryption tools can enhance data privacy and assist in protecting sensitive data. To fill this research gap, this study used a quantitative study on the usage of a cryptographic software tool for data communication encryption. Data was collected through a survey deployed on LinkedIn between April 1, 2023, and April 29, 2023. The target population for the survey was college instructors and working professionals in the field of IT. A total of 61 participants completed the survey. The findings indicated that a stronger cryptographic tool and data encryption would increase users’ perception of data security when sending and receiving sensitive data. This study suggested that stronger cryptography and data encryption would increase users’ confidence when sending and receiving sensitive data.
Tomeo, M., Mutale, W., Kisow, M., Scarpino, J., & Chergarova, V. (2023). A quantitative study on the usage of a cryptographic software tool for data and communications encryption. Issues in Information Systems, 24 (2), 12-21. https://doi.org/10.48009/2_iis_2023_102