Email security is a vital component of a business’s security policy because email is the most prevalent method of communication for businesses across the globe.
But, business email accounts need adequate protection when data privacy is a concern. Your emails hold a wide range of sensitive information, and it’s like gold to cyber-criminals.
We exchange many different types of data via email. Data such as:
- confidential information included in company agreements
- personal information about staff
- private information about customers and preferred partners.
It means that your inbox, your outbox and your draft folders are full of information that’s ripe for exploitation if it gets into the wrong hands.
When you send a message outside of your company’s firewall, you face more threats. Once it leaves your company, your email isn’t protected, and it could easily end up in the wrong hands. Perhaps you sent it to the wrong person in error. Or perhaps cyber-criminals will intercept and view it. In either case, regulators recognise it as a data breach.
To avoid this, one simple solution exists – secure your emails with encryption.
What can email encryption do?
When you secure your emails with encryption, you can encrypt them with a single click. It makes the content and any attachments illegible to anyone other than you and the recipient.
Reading an encrypted email is next to impossible unless you have access to its decryption key. The sender of the message can send this key to a specific recipient, ensuring that they alone have access. As a result, all messages you send are protected, preventing any chance of a data leak.
Encrypting emails is a secure and agile solution. It allows you to send your emails safely and smoothly, and it ensures workflow is never disrupted by weighty security protocols.
Encrypting stored emails
You should also encrypt emails that are stored in your company account. These emails are “at rest”, and they should also be indecipherable to prying eyes. It means that your data cannot be compromised if a cybercriminal manages to steal credentials and access a business email system.
TIP: Ensure you encrypt every email – regardless of what it contains. When you encrypt only the emails containing sensitive information, it’s a flag to cybercriminals that valuable information may be inside.
Secure your email today with Galaxkey encryption
Galaxkey’s state-of-the-art end-to-end email encryption has been developed for enterprise use. It’s approved by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, and it conforms to the recommended standard of the US Government. It’s used by enterprises across the world, including universities, schools and government offices.
Our email encryption offers comprehensive protection with no limits on size. It is also exceptionally user-friendly, ensuring that it is easy to employ effectively. Contact us now to see how it can work in your business.