Email is incredibly convenient, but it’s also highly targeted by hackers. According to Help Net Security, 83% of organizations experienced an email data breach over the past 12 months.
If a hacker got into your email account today, how much sensitive information would they find? If you’re like most people, you have documents, personal info, and maybe even a few passwords and credit cards in your inbox. This info stays in our email for months or even years.
Three safer ways to send sensitive info:
- Shared storage – Store documents on shared storage applications like Sharepoint, OneDrive, or Google Drive. Users with permission can access documents without the need for sending attachments.
- Share an expiring link – Use the above applications to create links with expiration dates. You can then use email or another messaging platform to share those links.
- Use secure online forms for sensitive information – Never send payment info or Personally Identifiable Information (PII) over email. A better alternative is to use a secure online form only when that information needs to be shared. Make sure you see “HTTPS” in the URL to confirm you’re using a secure site.
Following these tips will keep your information safe and your inbox far less valuable to hackers.
Your Technology Partner,
The LeeShanok Team
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