The conversation around encryption often involves how companies store data. Do companies encrypt credit card numbers? Are health records encrypted? But as companies implement more security measures to protect data at rest, hackers will likely turn to target data in transit, making email accounts a prime target. Stealing sensitive data via email can severely impact a company because a compromised chain of communication limits a company’s ability to interact not only with customers but also with its own investors and employees.
These days almost all types of business communications are done via email. Employees can’t sacrifice the mobility, reliability, and economy of their inboxes. From contract information to the latest sales reports, it’s imperative that existing email data remains confidential when sending and receiving emails. A single wrong-click can cause a data breach by exposing top-secret company information, making known private financial statements, and exposing sensitive negotiations. That’s why email encryption should be a cornerstone of your business’ security plan.