Most organizations are well past the stage of deciding if they need encryption. It’s no longer a question of whether or not you should encrypt your data, instead, it’s a question of how much encryption do you need, and for what data? For your organization, the answer ultimately depends on your industry and business requirements, but one important thing to remember is that you shouldn’t encrypt everything.
Encryption relies on software to protect sensitive data from outside sources that might try to access it. The key word here is “software,” because encryption will take up computing resources, so the more data you encrypt, the more resources you will use. It’s crucial to secure your data and prevent it from getting out to the public, but it shouldn’t be to the detriment of overall business performance.