Cybersecurity is a topic that we all know to be important, but it often goes overlooked when we fool ourselves into believing that “it won’t happen to us.” The fact of the matter is, anyone with an email account is highly susceptible to being exposed to cyberattacks.
According to an article published by Security Magazine, 1 in 50 emails contains some type of malicious content. Digital Trends estimates that 10% of all compromised emails contain malware such as spyware, ransomware, adware, or trojans.
Even as digital security systems become more and more advanced, cybersecurity threats keep evolving.
You’ve undoubtedly heard about cybersecurity dangers and the risks involved with working with an insecure system. A place to stay especially vigilant in regards to cybersecurity is in your inbox. According to Verizon’s 2018 Breach Investigations report, 92 percent of malware is delivered by email.
“Why can’t I send the password through email? It’s so convenient!”
If you’ve heard or thought this question before, you’re right – it is convenient! But is it safe? Not so much.
Sending passwords through email is a common practice, but the potential for unintentional disclosure of private and personal information is sky-high. This tends to happen frequently in the workplace, as employees may not understand the ramifications of such disclosure or may not be cognizant of the confidentiality of certain data.
What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive European data privacy law that imposes a new set of obligations on companies that process EU residents’ personal information. The law provides individuals greater transparency and control of how their personal information is processed, used, and stored. The GDPR becomes effective on May 25, 2018 and applies to all businesses that process and hold the personal data of individuals who are located inside the European Union. The GDPR also applies to organizations that offer goods or services to EU individuals, or that monitor these individuals’ behavior.
It seems like every other month there’s a massive data breach.
In an ever-connected world, online security is vital to keeping your personal information, business details, emails, and privacy safe. Here at SaneBox, we’re committed to keeping all you and your data secure.
There are more ways than ever to communicate at home and work. Despite the prevalence of text messaging, Snapchat, Facebook, Slack, and everything else, email remains one of the commonest ways to pass messages around. When you send email, you might think the contents are private — the only people that will see them are you and the recipients of the message.