Monday, June 3, 2019

Email Security: Best Practices for Your Organization

From Microsoft to the Democratic National Committee, email security seems to be tenuous, at best. Not only are large-scale organizations vulnerable, but personal email accounts as well.

John Podesta fell prey to a phishing scam in his email, and Colin Powell’s personal opinions became public knowledge after his email was hacked and leaked. 

With email so seemingly open to attack, many wonder what are the best practices for email security for their organizations and personal lives.

Email Is a Target

Many do not consider email as the primary target of hackers looking to access information. Email is the point of entry for something bigger: bank accounts, servers, etc. However, data contained within emails frequently are the target of hackers. 

Think about this: how often does your organization use email to plan or record strategy, culture, and actions? Now, imagine handing this information over to a hacker? 

You wouldn’t do that, yet email susceptible to hacking makes that a very real possibility.

Why Secure Email?

Because email is such a common form of workplace communication, organizations must secure it if they want to secure their data. 

With BYOD becoming more commonplace, and the added issue of IoT, organizations are at a loss to find a simple solution to all their digital security problems.

So, while an organization-owned computer may be secure, an employee’s personal computer may not be. Given how work seems to take place both in and out of the office, secure methods of transferring sensitive files and communications need to be found. 

Historically, the complex nature of email security has muddied the water when it comes to best practices.

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Strong Security

Email has its advantages for file transfer: it’s portable, easy to use, and ubiquitous. 

Unfortunately, solutions to secure it tend to fail for two reasons: either they’re too difficult to implement or they’re not actually secure. 

Trustwire offers the robust security of AES 256-bit and RSA 4096-bit encryption. We also don’t have the access to or the ability to decrypt the files you send and/or store.

Easy to Use

We wanted to create something that is extremely secure but also easy to use. Our web-based portal keeps things easy. 

Simply create an account, login, and begin sharing files securely. Clients and colleagues do not have to download any apps or programs to access the files.

Use your email, but when the transfer of sensitive or confidential data is required, look to Trustwire.

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