Reduce Your Email Footprint and Keep Your Communications Secure

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

1. Phishing Scams

2. Business Email Compromise

3. Ransomware

4. Client-Side Attacks

5. Malicious File Attachments

6. Interception

In addition, many email providers store emails in an unencrypted format on their servers, and many users have unencrypted emails stored on their phones and other personal devices. This presents another pressure point where unauthorized parties can access sensitive information.

More Secure Communication Methods

If email security is increasingly tricky against a rise in email-related threats, what options do you have for more secure communications in your organization? There are several options, including:

  • Text-based messaging
  • Audio calls and conferences
  • Video calls and conferences

Three factors make these communications platforms more secure.

First, all of these platforms are private rather than public, so users are not as subjected to phishing, spear phishing, and BEC scams.

Second, these communications can all be encrypted so that messages or calls cannot be intercepted in transit or breached in storage. The most secure of these communications platforms, such as Wickr, use end-to-end encryption to ensure that even if a message is intercepted, it won’t be readable.

Third, most secure communications platforms also include secure file sharing. This reduces the need to send files via email, thus minimizing the risk of malicious file attachments.

The key, then, is to move your organization as much as possible from insecure email communication to more secure text, audio, and video communication, ideally protected by end-to-end encryption. Most internal communication can be done via these secure communication platforms, leaving email only to service external communication needs. And with Wickr’s Global Federation, even your external communications can be held on Wickr without sacrificing the security of your network.

Switch from Email to Wickr for More Secure Communications

Contact us today to learn more about Wickr’s secure collaboration platform!

Originally published at https://wickr.com on April 14, 2021.

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Secure Ephemeral Communications. Built for the enterprise. End-to-end encrypted messaging. Secure rooms. Peer-to-peer encrypted file sharing. Multi-platform.