Some of you may not know the HOW behind email encryption and that is perfectly fine. We do, however, want you to understand the WHY.
What is actually contained in your office email is the most typical misconception surrounding encryption. It is a common belief that if you aren’t sending data sensitive emails that contain social security numbers, login information, credit card or bank account numbers, encryption is not needed. Unfortunately, hackers who gain unauthorized access to an email account can access attachments, content, and even hijack your entire email account. 306.4 billion emails are sent and received every day. Think of how many emails you alone send and receive every day. Email is a very common and trusted form of communication, but it can be extremely vulnerable.
The 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report revealed small businesses account for 43% of breach victims. Additionally, the 2019 Varonis Global Data Risk Report revealed that only 5% of companies’ folders were properly protected. Is that shocking to you? We certainly think that it is… And the longer you use an email address, the more valuable that email address becomes.
Emails are at risk when they are being sent and where they are stored. Encryption renders the content of your emails unreadable as they travel from one place to the next, so even if someone intercepts your messages, they can’t interpret the content. Do you want to become one of the breach victims or keep your data safe? It’s really that simple.
As always, we are here to keep your data secure. For more information on email encryption, contact us today.