Enterprise Email Security
58% of cyber attacks target businesses - the majority, by email. Why is enterprise email not secure, and how can you get protected?
What's wrong with enterprise email?
Email has grown bigger than its origins
Email has been around nearly as long as the internet, and it was never designed as a secure method of communication. When you send an email, just like other internet data, it travels through multiple nodes. At any one of these nodes, a bad actor could be present. It could be at your mail server, the server of your recipient, or somewhere in the middle.
Email: internal and external risks
Misfires - more common than you think
It's not just bad actors you have to worry about when you click 'send'. The number one cause of email data exposure is human error - sending a sensitive email or document to the wrong person. It's easy to do in our age of autocomplete, but businesses and individuals can are liable for fines, and the ICO regularly enforces on businesses of all sizes.
What the ICO says...
Read the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) advice on email data protection.
Encrypt emails and attachments
"Any email containing sensitive personal data (either in the body or as an unencrypted attachment) should be sent encrypted."
Record data collection audit logs
"If you operate automated processing systems (any IT database), you must keep logs for the following processing actions: Collection, alteration, consultation, disclosure (including transfers), combination, erasure."
- ICO, 2021
Recall emails as soon as you can
"[in the event of a data breach] act quickly. Try to recall the email as soon as possible. If you can’t recall it, contact the person who received it and ask them to delete it."
- ICO, 2021
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Enterprise email security?
Enterprise email security is crucial for protecting sensitive information and preventing data breaches. While many organisations focus on inbound email security measures, such as spam filters and malware scanners, outbound email security is equally important.
Outbound email security refers to the protection of sensitive data that is sent out from an organisation via email. This includes any information that could potentially harm the organisation if it falls into the wrong hands, such as financial data, customer information, and intellectual property.
Without outbound email security measures in place, employees can inadvertently or intentionally leak sensitive information through email, leading to data breaches and regulatory compliance violations. This can result in loss of revenue, damage to reputation, and even legal action.
To prevent these risks, organisations implement outbound email security measures such as email encryption and recipient authentication. Email encryption ensures that the contents of sensitive emails are protected from interception by unauthorised individuals. Recipient authentication ensures that an email can open be opened by the correct people.
By implementing outbound email security measures, organisations can ensure that sensitive information remains protected while it is being transmitted outside the organisation. This promotes a culture of security and compliance within the enterprise, and helps to mitigate the risk of data breaches and regulatory compliance violations.