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.
For more tips on staying secure, join our upcoming events! We have two great virtual events coming up designed to help keep you and your company secure!
Join our roundtable discussion with cybersecurity experts from across the country. Hear what industry leaders are doing to prevent cyberattacks in 2022 and beyond. Plus, join the Q&A and enter the attendee raffle for $100 Amazon gift cards!
Date: Thurs. March 31st
Time: 11am – 12pm
Location: Virtual Panel Discussion
Topic: Stopping Ransomware and Other Attacks
Staying Safe with Google Workspace
This brand new virtual lunch and learn covers security best practices for organizations using Google Workspace. Attendees will receive a $20 Grubhub gift card sponsored by Cisco to enjoy lunch after the presentation. Seating is limited!
Date: Thurs. April 14th
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Location: Virtual Webinar
Topic: Staying Safe with Google Workspace
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