Email and Cyber Security

SynchroNet recommends companies up their email game to improve their cybersecurity. Two simple steps can make a huge difference in securing a company’s email. The first step begins by using a professionally managed email filter.

It’s estimated that about 48% of global email is spam of one sort or another. This often means that a message may contain overt threats like trojans, viruses and malware. All of these threats can take effect the second someone opens up an email. However, there’s also a variety of other threats that can come from spam or other malicious emails.

The sheer scope and severity of these threats mean that a high quality, professionally managed, email filter is a necessity for any company that values cybersecurity. Enterprise level filters can scan inbound and outbound emails for all of these threats and more.

The threat posed by unsecured email can’t be overstated. Think about how much damage ransomware, viruses or a compromised server could do to your company in the long term. A professionally managed filter can ensure that you never have to experience that loss. It scans through all messages to make sure that threats are neutralized before they can ever do any damage.

Of course the best filter in the world still won’t catch every threat. We’ll soon see how another element, training, factors into a larger security plan. But for now it’s important to also consider another element of email’s security – encryption.

Encryption is the second step to properly secure your email. We can often do so through something called an addon. Addons are one of the most important perks of a high quality and enterprise level filter system. They’re essentially packages that add extra functionality to a program. Addons are also one of the best ways to add encryption to an email’s security. Encrypting emails will essentially ensure that third parties aren’t able to surreptitiously read mail that contains private information.

Encryption is especially important when companies work with data that’s inherently private. For example, medical data always needs to be protected as it’s a potential risk for doctor-patient confidentiality. And of course a company’s intellectual property, plans, and financial data will always need protection as well. We can use encryption to ensure this information is always protected.