It's reasonable to think that only organizations working on confidential projects need to worry about encrypting their data. But, with the continual and rapid increase of data in the workplace and the easy ability to move said data around from one device to another via email, email security becomes an integral part in keeping all businesses safe from outside threats.
While our email helps us communicate and be more productive, it also gives thieves extra entry points to the data that we all want to keep safe. Although you ideally don’t want to have hackers intercepting your communications or gaining access to your files in the first place, it’s always important to prepare for the worst.
So, what is your business doing for email security? Are there regulations for your organization that require email encryption but you're not sure where to start? If your company is in the healthcare (HIPAA), financial (GLBA), or public workspace (S-OX), you are subject to compliance regulations that can require email encryption. Regardless of your industry or compliance requirements, we never want to expose private company information to outside viewers under any circumstances.
What is the difference between email encryption and regular email?
Data encryption substitutes your data following the rules of a cipher translating it into a new form so that only the people with access to the key can read it, protecting digital data confidentiality.
Email is not encrypted outside of the domain (the part after the @ and before the .com/.org etc) by default. When sharing sensitive information, to keep the information secure from prying eyes, you'll need to encrypt it by using additional software, like MTC's Bracket email. This will secure it so it complies with any company policies and regulations.
Bracket is easy to use - by far the easiest end-to-end email encryption technology we have seen. To encrypt a message, all you need to do is put the subject inside square brackets - [like this] - and it will send the email in a link to the recipient. The Recipient will be able to click the secure, one-time use link and see the message.
Email can also be responded to within bracket, keeping the chain secure. There is no clunky software to install, and no passwords to remember. It just works.
MTC uses Bracket to encrypt things like passwords or payment information to keep our Client data safe and secure.
Watch the short video below to get a better idea of what Bracket is and how it could help your business:
For more information, Contact Meeting Tree Computer today at 845-237-2117, we are your local IT Support and Managed Services Provider in the Hudson Valley and we're happy to provide a demonstration of Bracket for you and your business, or to help you determine what your business needs as far as end-to-end email encryption or anything else technology related. We take care of your IT so you can focus on your business.