Tag: OneWorld

04 Oct 2016

Encryption, Investment in Brand

Yahoo! announces 500 million breached.
Anthem confirms data breach, could impact millions.
DNC hacked.

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

16 Sep 2016

Defining the Future of Cybersecurity, Together

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues that companies face in today’s e-environment. In all of its facets, cybercrime continues to increase, and emails are, and are expected to remain a #1 target for cybercriminals. Many organizations focus cyber security on guarding against external attacks but ignore potential threats to emails and through emails – which can be significantly more destructive.

Theft of confidential data for corporate espionage, the disclosure of trade secrets to a competitor and/or the release of private health information to the public can all be gained from email. It is estimated that by 2019, corporate email accounts worldwide will exceed 1.3 billion. With the huge volume of emails going in and out of the company, the risk of breaches that organizations must mitigate for are great. Moreover, according to research done by Echoworx, highly regulated industries, like oil and gas, healthcare, and finance are prime targets for email security threats.

There is an urgent need for corporate decision makers to adopt a mindset which takes into account the reality of email vulnerabilities… or face the potential consequences.

Take the DNC hack for example. If email encryption was used and policies effectively enforced to trigger secure messaging, the severity of the breach could have been minimized. There was a time when email encryption was very complicated for a company to implement throughout their organization. But, times have changed. Through email encryption, businesses can now:

• Secure digital communications while growing your corporate brand

• Improve customer service

• Increase efficiencies and lower operating costs

• Increase speed, performance, function

• Enforce regulatory compliance

• Prevent data loss, mitigate risk

Echoworx, being a strong believer of world-class email encryption is participating in Cybercon 2016, which will be held in the City of Atlanta on September 27 to discuss the evolving issues affecting cybersecurity and the role we all play in data security.

In fact, Echoworx is one of twelve companies selected from across the world to participate in an invitation-only product pitch session during Cybercon 2016.

“We are delighted to have such a strong and diverse group of both foreign and domestic cybersecurity companies participating in this unique opportunity to tell their stories to leading professionals in the security industry,” said Justin Daniels, the head of Baker Donelson’s Atlanta Emerging Companies Group and the Baker Donelson Cybersecurity Accelerator. “With most of the presenting companies coming from outside the U.S., this is truly an international event and highlights international recognition of the robust cybersecurity ecosystem of the Metro Atlanta area.”

Hopefully, you are available to join me at Cybercon to learn how together we can reduce email vulnerabilities through world-class email encryption. You can register here: http://www.cybercon.us

By Chris Grossi, Enterprise Account Executive, Echoworx

 

07 Sep 2016

A Single Vulnerability is all a Cyber Criminal Needs

We have been in a war against cyber criminals and data breaches since the 1900s when magician and inventor Nevil Maskelyne disrupted a public demonstration of Guglielmo Marconi’s purportedly secure wireless telegraphy technology, sending insulting Morse code messages through the auditorium’s projector. The situation has only gotten worse today.

Millions of online transactions are done every day; billions of emails are sent every year. With the massive use of the internet, there is a significant amount of breach risk too. Looking around at the headlines, where high- profile breach is reported every now and then, the lack of trust in data security is no surprise. 62% of consumers do not believe that their internet activity is private. A report released in May by The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) found that consumers are so concerned with privacy and security on the Internet that their household opted out of participation in certain online activities.

Forty-five percent of online households reported that these concerns stopped them from conducting financial transactions, buying goods or services, posting on social networks, or expressing opinions on controversial or political issues via the Internet. Moreover, highly regulated industries have become prime targets for email security threats now.

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Read the full report

Given the status quo, the responsibility to protect clients, as well as their firms, falls on the shoulders of corporations. There is a need for robust and impeccable encryption to protect privacy rights of the people. Echoworx has a solution that will make sure that all emails leaving an organization are scanned for sensitive information, and just what is sensitive information is left up to the firms to decide. We have to fight for cyber security collectively.

SecTor 2016 will bring together experts from around the world to share their latest research and techniques involving underground threats and corporate defenses. The conference provides an unmatched opportunity for IT Professionals and Managers to connect with their peers and learn from their mentors. The conference will feature keynote speakers including Edward Snowden- the famous NSA whistleblower, Christopher E. Pogue- Chief Information Security Officer of Nuix, Laura Payne and Mikko Hypponen- a cyber war veteran who has been reverse engineering malware since 1991.

Get ready to experience IT security training at its best from October 17-19. Echoworx has discounted tickets for you! Get them here

The need to fight cyber criminals is now. Just like Chris Pogue says, “If not now, when?  If not you, then who?  You’re already in the fight. It’s time to start fighting the right battle and take back surrendered ground!”

Experience Echoworx’s OneWorld encryption software that can give you security- on your terms at booth 205 and I will be there to demonstrate to you how you can protect your firm from spillovers. Things can get really busy during the conference. With that in mind, I’ve created an option for you to book a personal meeting where I can address your questions one-on-one.

Click here to book a personal meeting or see a custom demo of our solution.

By Will Nathan, Enterprise Account Executive, Echoworx

02 Sep 2016

Unencrypted Client Emails Imperil Outside Counsel to Breaches

In 490 BC, Ancient Greeks used a person to deliver a message during the Battle of Marathon. The Greeks had defeated the Persian army, but they were worried that the Persians, who retreated to the sea, would head to Athens to launch a new attack. The Greek army needed to send a message to Athens to tell them that Greece had won the battle but also to warn them that Persia may try to attack again. Pheidippides was given the job to run 26 miles to Athens to give the news. Pheidippides ran to Athens in about three hours and was so exhausted, however, that he delivered half the message and died.

Today, the Outside Counsel is the Greek Army; its clients are the people of Athens, cybercriminals are the Persian Army, and Pheidippides’ death is unencrypted emails. In retrospect, running such long distances was not the best way to communicate messages. Similarly, unencrypted emails are just as risky.

Unencrypted attorney-client emails expose law firms to an array of threats, including cyberattacks on their server, data breaches and unauthorized use of confidential content. Once the cybercriminals gain access to attorney-client emails, they can collect enough data to launch more sophisticated phishing attempt. The law firms have little control over pushing clients to underpin the vulnerabilities of their email security system. Ergo, the responsibility of securing email communications falls on law firms’ shoulders. When securing emails, encryption would seem like the first go-to defense. But many often shun the technology, because traditionally it has been thought of as very clunky to implement.

To this end, Echoworx has a solution that will make sure that all emails leaving an organization are scanned for sensitive information, and just what is sensitive information is left up to the law firms to decide as specified by Jacob Ginsberg, senior director at Echoworx.

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Echoworx believes in strong cyber security, preserving privacy rights, and the expectation of secure digital communication. Its email encryption software, OneWorld Enterprise Encryption helps firms from all industries to secure information and communication in and outside of their enterprise. To know more about strong email encryption, the risks associated with weak B2C communications,  and why encryption is a must for your company:

  • Download our REPORT  | Fraudsters, Hackers & Thieves!
  • Download our DATA SHEET  | OneWorld Enterprise Encryption

By Alex Pajiltsev, Enterprise Account Executive, Echoworx