Organizations in all sectors are more cognizant than ever of the importance of consumer data. Many companies are also realizing that they must meet new cybersecurity-related laws and regulations, as well, such as GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act. Many organizations are actively investing in cloud technology for cybersecurity purposes. However, the truth is that they should also be considering cloud encryption.
In the last decade, the world of cybercrime has been a growing industry. Per the Official 2019 Annual Cybercrime Report performed by the Herjavec Group, cybercrime is projected to create global costs of $6 trillion, a cost increase of 100% in just five years. In response to this growing and evolving threat, companies have been forced to look for vulnerabilities in their perimeter defenses, and then enact further security controls.
A common theme of such assessments has been that the most exposed area of any company is their email security. So, if you’re looking to revamp your cybersecurity, a great place to start is with your email. To that end, below we’ll discuss the particular threats shoddy email security poses to your business and recommended steps you can take to better protect it, including email encryption.
Read on to find out ways to improve your email security.
A recent study by Crowd Research Partners showed that 300,000 security professionals of LinkedIn deemed cloud encryption the most trusted security technology today. While these experts agree that encryption is the most effective approach to data security in the cloud, it can be challenging. There are so many types of encryption services available in the online marketplace. All kinds of organizations, from small to big businesses, find these services promising yet they can be confusing and complicated.
In this article, we will tackle cloud storage security issues with encryption and understand the challenges, issues, and mistakes that prove that encrypting data is not always the sole solution to prevent data breaches.
Over the past years, online data privacy has been one of the most prominent topics in the field of information technology. The unstoppable transfer of data from analog to digital devices and applications means our data is more susceptible to risks and vulnerabilities. Several examples of data breaches had impacted many consumers such as the Equifax controversy which affected a hundred million users in just a short time.
In this article, we will be tackling one of the most effective tools to protect our data — cloud encryption. Using the cloud with any cloud storage providers, anyone is able to log in anywhere with Internet access to upload and retrieve their data. But some cloud storage providers don’t offer effective data protection options including cloud encryption.
Email revolutionized communication, especially at the workplace. Distributing faxes and digging through piles of mail to weed out the unimportant junk are no longer issues. While spam still exists, employees can now categorize emails, block content/senders, and even send out automatic responses. But with this reliance on email comes a responsibility to maintain the integrity of electronically distributed information.
Do you need to send sensitive data through email? Learn about the benefits of email encryption to get started today.
Modern businesses are storing and managing a majority of their personal and confidential information online in a cloud with an uninterrupted connection to the web. This makes it nearly impossible to conduct business in a way that keeps your company’s data from falling into the wrong hands. It is for precisely this reason that businesses are incorporating encryption into their cloud data security plans to keep their data private and safe, no matter its location.
Companies that have yet to realize the benefits of cloud computing in business are beginning to learn that in order to make cloud storage safe, their network must be heavily encrypted. This doesn’t mean that your business needs government or military-grade encryption though; you just need to employ basic encryption solutions that can better protect your network data. Here are a few cybersecurity tips that showcase the importance of encryption and how your business can use cloud computing to your advantage without incurring too many risks from malicious threat actors.
Whether its for personal or business reasons, email has become an indispensable method of communication in the modern world (and has been for quite some time). But thats exactly why emails are some of the biggest targets for hackers and cybercriminals. And its also why individuals, businesses, and all organizations are trying to send secure emails via enhanced email encryption.
Encrypting your cardholder data environment (CDE) is of paramount importance if youre keen on not just protecting your customers card data, but also salvaging your organizations data security. If your company handles any amount of credit card information, it must comply with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards).
There were 1,579 data breaches with over 178 million records exposed in 2017 alone. That averages about four data breaches a day for the entire year of 2017. Let that sink in for a second. That amounts to a nearly 45% overall increase over 2016 figures. Thankfully, there are ways that you can avoid a data breach, but these figures still lend themselves to have a bit of sticker shock. One way that companies can protect themselves from payment card data breaches is protecting their cardholder data environment (CDE) via PCI (Payment Card Industry) DSS (Data Security Standard) compliance. Any organization or merchant that accepts, transmits or stores any cardholder data must comply with PCI DSS.
Merchants need to protect the cardholder data that they collect and encryption is one of the ways this is accomplished. Encryption by itself is not enough to place data out of scope for PCI DSS. This blog will cover what a cardholder data environment is, how encrypted data is part of that environment, and how encryption fits into the scope of PCI compliance.