December 25, 2018
You know what they say: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
This may apply to your grandma’s old TV sitting in the corner of the room in her summer home in Florida, but it is the complete opposite of how cyber security works.
You see, the vast majority of people start taking medication after they catch the flu. They realize they are dealing with a virus and only then take measures to minimize the damage and get back on their feet.
Others, however, who somehow never seem to get sick, start taking vitamins and other nutritional supplements to support their immune system as the flu season approaches.
Now, let’s get back to cyber security.
Which approach is the wise one?
Having the means to deal with malicious software on your turf helps but it’s about time you go from checkers to chess and prevent security breaches from happening in the first place.
Where Is the Threat Coming From?
Everyone is getting used to the hacker image painted by Hollywood – a nerdy guy or a girl lively and loudly typing on their keyboard to make stuff happen immediately.
In reality, the overwhelming majority of hijackers don’t go hacking and slashing through company firewalls instantaneously coming up with lines of code like you see in movies. What they do is target the weakest link in company security – the email.
According to Verizon, 96% of social cyber attacks start with an email.
Email security has so many critical vulnerabilities that even 15-year-olds can exploit them to hack the CIA director.
It is something you can learn online too, as even a simple Google search of ‘how to hack email’ gives you about 320 million results in under a second.
So what email security solutions can you use to protect your business account from threats?
Email Protection Solutions
Here are some of the most common security solutions used by organizations to protect their business email accounts:
A spam filter is exactly what it sounds like – a filter. This type of software takes email data and learns from it to then filter out incoming spam mail.
Some solutions simply redirect such emails to the dedicated junk folder, while others block the message entirely, preventing it from coming into the company mailbox.
However, filters only provide an entry level email protection as they are often inaccurate and easily bypassed by hackers.
Heck, you can even find free online tools that check whether a certain email will pass the filter or not.
Encryption is a more common, and arguably more secure and reliable way, of transferring data.
Again, arguably, as there are different types of encryption, each with its own pros and cons.
Regardless of the type of encryption you are considering, asking these 3 questions is critical:
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but, unfortunately, the great majority of encryption solutions fail to provide good enough privacy or security for your business email.
PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)
Technically, PGP is an encryption, too. The reason why it is brought up separately is because its cryptographic approach is considered to be among the most reliable out there.
Just like others, it has its flaws though.
Namely, when hackers intercept the encryption, the decryption key is compromised and the hackers get access to all of your previously intercepted content and there is nothing you can do.
Losing your personal key also means you are losing exclusive access to your the encrypted data. Forever.
This solution is indeed pretty good, but not good enough when it comes to true privacy.
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