Unfortunately not! Email has evolved over time and was never designed for the sending of sensitive or confidential information. Despite this, it remains the standard form of business communication.
Financial data, passwords, personal identifiable information, even credit card details are frequently shared via email. And this means that this type of sensitive, personal or confidential information is being shared without proper safeguards.
This is a major problem. But with GDPR coming into force on May 25th it becomes even more important that businesses use email with caution. As well as damaging your business reputation, you could face a hefty fine!
How Can I Make My Business Emails Secure?
The answer is to encrypt your emails so that they cannot be easily read by third parties. Traditional approaches to encryption have been costly and complex but there is now a new service called Mimecast Secure Messaging.
Mimecast Secure Messaging is designed to help businesses send and receive sensitive or confidential information via email securely.
Recipients access messages via a secure Web portal, which is fully customised and branded with the sender’s company name, colours and logo. This helps ensure brand recognition and reinforces recipient confidence.
Secure Messaging is part of Mimecast’s wider cloud email security suite and should be an integral part of your overall security strategy, protecting you from new and emerging email threats. It also makes it possible for you to archive all your emails securely.
For more information get in touch on 01273 384100 or email us at email@example.com.