How important is email security? If you’ve followed anything of the political landscape across the pond over the past few months, you know the answer to that. If you haven’t been following, suffice it to say – email security was one of the key points that changed the course of the recent US election. While the security of your own emails may not have geo-political ramifications, it can be critical to your company’s success or failure.
Think of the amount of sensitive data that flows through your organisation’s email servers every day: personnel information, financial performance, strategic forecasting – grumpy cat memes, even. These are just a few examples of the kinds of company data that you want to make sure you keep secure no matter where it resides. And that’s just keeping the data inside your organisation safe. Think of all the potential threats that could enter your organisation through your messaging system: malware and viruses hidden in questionable attachments or malicious links.
But security is more than just protection from threats; it also means protecting your organisation’s data by complying to legal, industry and government requirements. It means making sure you’re able to follow an eDiscovery process that’s thorough yet efficient to reduce costs and minimise disruption to your business processes. Are you able to archive and audit your company data – not just emails, but instant messages or text messages – in a way that helps to ensure your organisation remains compliant with an ever-changing regulatory environment?
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