Enterprise Email Security

Secure enterprise
email, explained

58% of cyber attacks target businesses - the majority, by email. Why is enterprise email not secure, and how can you get protected?

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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.

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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.

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Regulatory compliance

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."

- ICO, 2021

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

Digitise confidential comms

Secure enterprise
emails with Mailock

Upgrade your enterprise comms

Mailock uses NSA grade AES-256 encryption and multi-factor authentication to protect email data and make sure messages (only) reach the right people.

  • End-to-end email encryption
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Read receipts and audit trails
  • Customers reply securely
  • Full revoke technology
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