Email Encryption Ensures Confidential Data Stays Confidential
Email encryption is the next level of email security. Encrypting email messages before they are sent renders them unreadable without a passcode.
Email encryption is highly recommended if your emails contain sensitive information. Industries such as healthcare, accounting, banking, finance, and law rely heavily on email encryption services due to the nature of the information they often share (i.e., medical records, bank account numbers, and financial data).
However, since email represents the largest source of data breaches, ACT recommends that every business consider email encryption if they email documents containing any of the following Personally Identifiable Information (PII):
- Personal client information
- Phone numbers
- Social Security number
- Account numbers
Not every email needs to be encrypted, of course. The right system allows you to easily select the email you wish to encrypt. Clients then receive an email that a secure message has been sent, and they log into their secure portal to access the communication and any attachments you wish to share. Their response is encrypted as well. You can implement additional security rules, such as not allowing the email to be forwarded or printed and even setting it to delete automatically after a time.
Email encryption is available to all Managed Security Service clients. Learn how email encryption and email security protocols can further reduce the threat of a data breach. Contact an ACT specialist today to learn more.