Email is a perfect target for hackers — analysts estimate that more than 108 billion emails are sent and received each day. For businesses, email is still by far the most prolific form of communication and email by default is not secure. In fact, these days it’s about as secure as sending a postcard in the mail.
So what can businesses do to protect themselves and their customers from hackers, malware and just plain human error?
- Use an email encryption solution. Not only will it help protect your data and your customers’ data, it will help you build a reputation of trust and security.
- Make sure the solution is branded to your email environment and sender’s details are included in every secure message so it is clear where the messages are coming from.
- Look for a solution that allows for secure attachments and file sharing.
- Find one that integrates with your existing technology systems and that works inside regular email so employees don’t have to log into a new system to send a message securely.