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.
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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