What do these news headlines have in common?
Unencrypted Data, of course!
Last year, we saw a record-setting total of nine mega-breaches. Including, the world’s largest data breach ever publicly reported with an astounding 191 million records exposed!
While the cause of all data breaches vary, email is often the entry point for all manners of cyber-attacks. In fact, according to Echoworx research which polled 1,000 financial services professionals, 62% of the large corporations send unencrypted confidential information through open, unencrypted email channels.
“My data isn’t valuable to the hackers”
“I have nothing to hide”
“Encryption is too difficult”
Does this sound familiar?
According to Ponemon, 48% of organizations are challenged by the ability to deploy encryption effectively. In the past, encryption was difficult to deploy and it was not user-friendly. Services offered little support for mobile devices and required continual operating investments. But, times have changed.
Today digital business is reality. It is leading to changes in technology which is driving customer demand for security, trust, and seamless experiences. Clearly, a more adaptable approach to digital business communications is required. At a recent security conference, Global CISO at Barclays stated “the road to a successful digital future leads through security.”
It is time that companies start treating encryption as an investment in their brand rather than treating data breaches as a cost of doing business. That’s why Echoworx, being a strong advocate of email encryption is sponsoring the ISE® Northeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala on October 4, 2016 at the Westin Times Square in New York City.
The ISE® Northeast Awards recognize the information security executives and their teams who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and network security. The awards are held in conjunction with a one-day Executive Forum including speakers, interactive roundtables, hot topic discussions, and an opportunity to meet with me.
Visit Echoworx during the Sponsor Pavilion and Dinner Buffet, between 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Echoworx’s OneWorld Enterprise Encryption, provides an adaptive, fully flexible approach to encryption that ensures the privacy of sensitive messages. Enterprises investing in the OneWorld platform, are gaining an adaptive, fully flexible approach to encryption, creating seamless customer experiences and in turn earning their loyalty and trust.
This is sure to be a great event and networking opportunity. Hope to see you there.
By Chris Grossi, Enterprise Account Executive, Echoworx