A recent report from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by IBM, makes the case that data privacy is the new strategic priority for many businesses. Data privacy is undoubtedly a priority for consumers who are tired of having their personal data used by big companies. These consumers are worried about their privacy and want to take more control over their data. In fact, 70% of Americans feel that their personal information is less secure than it was five years ago, which worries them.

Should data privacy be a strategic priority for your business? The short answer: absolutely.

Data Privacy Should Be a Strategic Priority

Data privacy is important to…


Communication is essential to a productive workplace. This rings especially true if the workplace includes employees working from a variety of remote locations. Email, text messages, voice calls, video meetings, etc., are all part of a modern communications strategy.

How can your organization make the most of its internal communications? Successful communication today requires a combination of modern technology and traditional techniques. Failing to embrace communication best practices could result in inefficient collaboration and a fractured workforce.

Why It’s Important to Improve Communications

All company communication used to take place face-to-face. There were hallway meetings, team meetings, department meetings, and management meetings. When you needed to…


More than 4 billion people worldwide use email. While email is exceedingly popular, it is one of the least secure ways to communicate on the Internet today.

Due to email’s lack of security, many are considering ways to reduce their organization’s email footprint and finding more secure ways to collaborate. Keep reading to learn the reasons behind this shift and why you might consider doing the same.

6 Reasons Why Email is Inherently Insecure

74% of organizations said that their businesses were impacted by email security attacks. What makes email such a risky way for both companies and individuals to communicate? …


Collaboration is essential to any team’s success, and secure collaboration is necessary to protect your organization’s assets and communications. To enable and encourage teamwork within your organization, you need to build a secure collaboration framework for both data and communications.

Understanding Collaboration Security

Collaboration security is similar to traditional data security but with its own unique requirements and obstacles. In essence, collaboration security deals with the risks involved with team members — especially remote members — who need to collaborate using today’s state-of-the-art technology. This collaboration utilizes a wide variety of different technologies and processes, including:

Collaboration security aims to enable communication between…


Cybercrime is on the rise. More than 80% of all organizations have been victim to one or more successful cyberattacks in the past twelve months. That’s up from 78% in 2019 and 77% in 2018.

It is increasingly important that your organization take a more proactive approach to data security. If you wait until you’re attacked to respond, it will be too late.

Why You Need to Be More Proactive to Secure Your Data

When it comes to cybersecurity, you can take a reactive or a proactive approach. With a reactive approach, you wait until your organization experiences a data breach or cyber attack, then you take steps to deal with…


The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically changed how enterprises function. More employees are working remotely instead of on-site, but they still need to collaborate with co-workers and team members. Online communication and collaboration platforms like Wickr have helped employees keep in touch and collaborate on group projects, no matter where they are located.

Why Secure Communication and Collaboration Are Important

Wickr and other collaboration platforms are proving effective in connecting this new remote workforce. A study conducted during the height of the pandemic found that 82% of workers surveyed said their teams have effectively adapted to working remotely. In addition, more than 70% report greater collaboration with their…


Cyber threats are on the rise globally. News reports of data breaches are becoming more and more common, whether the affected party is a government agency, business, or an individual. If you need some motivation to take these threats seriously, check out these statistics:

  • The average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million.
  • It takes an average of 280 days to identify and contain a data breach.
  • 52% of data breaches were caused by malicious attacks, 19% were caused by compromised credentials and cloud misconfigurations, and nation-state attackers caused 13%.

It is no longer optional to prioritize the cybersecurity…


When we launched Wickr in 2012, we set out to put real messaging security in the hands of the average person. We built an app on a strong commitment to user privacy, state-of-the-art end-to-end crypto, and security engineering and made it all easy enough for a 3-year-old to use (one of our early tag lines). We also set out to change the status quo in messaging apps from default save to default delete, and in so doing, introduced the concept of ephemerality as a security control.

Recently, some great lawyers and friends of mine published a public comment version of…


Your organization’s security posture refers to the overall strength of your cybersecurity. Security posture involves many things, including your organization’s ability to protect data, apps, infrastructure, and more from breaches and cyber attacks. How should you define your organization’s security posture? Put simply: it’s a combination of control and compliance.

Why is Your Security Posture Important?

How vulnerable is your organization to outside threats? A strong security posture is necessary to detect and prevent intrusions, data breaches, and the theft of valuable intellectual property.

A weak security posture means that your organization is at undue risk of compromise. It’s important to note that a weak security…


Your organization’s security posture refers to the overall strength of your cybersecurity. Security posture involves many things, including your organization’s ability to protect data, apps, infrastructure, and more from breaches and cyber attacks. How should you define your organization’s security posture? Put simply: it’s a combination of control and compliance.

Why is Your Security Posture Important?

How vulnerable is your organization to outside threats? A strong security posture is necessary to detect and prevent intrusions, data breaches, and the theft of valuable intellectual property.

A weak security posture means that your organization is at undue risk of compromise. It’s important to note that a weak security…

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