How do you communicate? Over the course of a business day, workers can be interacting with clients, co-workers, bosses, subordinates, partners, distributors, and suppliers. The channel of communication can differ between call, text, email, Slack, or other messaging sources, but are these communication channels safe? Further, how can companies ensure that they are communicating with the right people, and not someone with dangerous intentions?
Communication is Key
One major distinction between human and the other species on planet earth is our ability to communicate. Since the beginning of recorded time, humans have been finding new ways to communicate. Letters, telephones, telegrams, carrier pigeons, and even smoke signals have been utilized in the past to share information. Today, in the age of the internet, people use text messages, FaceTime, and emails. Most professionals rely on email as their primary form of written communication. Offering a record of conversation for future reference, emails are simple and easy to send and receive the written word. Even individuals who do not like to use new technologies and refuse to fully participate in the digital age have at least one email account. Oftentimes, one email account is not enough, and individuals have different addresses for work, school, and their personal needs. Although email has been the top choice, many companies are starting to communicate with their employees and even their customers with other messaging apps. Additionally, many people are migrating towards a remote workforce. Employees of these companies rely heavily on email and these other messaging apps to stay in touch with their co workers and management team. For better and for worse, companies are forced to share critical files that should only be opened by their intended recipients.
Nearly every week there comes news of another major social media platform or web-based company that gets hacked or is the victim of some manner of malware. Email addresses get attacked daily. Rarely does a week go by without someone getting a spam email from an address they have corresponded with in the past. Attacks such as phishing and impersonation emails can fool even the most experienced email users. BEC (business email compromise) attacks have grown extremely popular with internet swindlers. This type of attack involves the attacker asking for a wire transfer or some sort of personal information that can be used against the victims. These attacks are especially effective because the attacker imitates an authority figure within the company, such as a manager. They will email their subordinates to make their request. Some employees will immediately turn over whatever information or money they are requested to give. After all, they believe they are dealing with their manager, and they do not want to disappoint them by delaying their request. This is just one example of how internet fraudsters can take advantage of your business if you do not have the ability to send encrypted messages.
Security for Today’s World
If you are aware of today’s internet con artists, CDS has the perfect product for you. The subscription based WisperMSG platform will encrypt your email and file transfers. This ensures that your email is only opened by the intended recipient. CDS has been successfully securing their clients confidential emails for over ten years. WisperMSG is a data protection regulation compliant product, with a 256 bit encryption to fortify and protect your information. Don’t wait another day without protecting yourself and your information. Ask us how we can help you cover your digital ass(ets) today!