Guide to Secure Transmission of Confidential Information

HHSC has required CASA programs to employ encryption to keep confidential information secure during electronic transmission. This guide offers multiple options for encryption.

Transmission of confidential information creates opportunities for unauthorized access to documents, that is, for people without the legal authority to documents to receive or review them. Document encryption protects against unauthorized access. In document encryption, a document is protected with cryptographic keys (a password) so that only individuals with the corresponding decryption keys (the same password) can open them.

Please review the guide for Texas CASA’s recommended methods to ensure that documents, reports, files, and records remain confidential during sharing or transmission.

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