January 2nd, 2017 •
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It’s estimated that nearly 205 billion emails are sent each day. That’s nearly 2.5 million emails each second and 76 trillion per year: that number is expected to exceed 100 trillion emails annually in the coming years.
With the number, and sophistication, of hackers increasing, companies, including small and medium-sized businesses, need to take proper precautions to safeguard confidential information, including using a secure email service. According to Sophos, an IT Security firm, only 44% of 1,700 organizations surveyed extensively use encryption to secure their email messages. The number of high-profile data breaches in recent years illustrates the seriousness of this issue.
The fact is, your emails are NOT secure. This applies to Gmail, and your business email. A hacker can intercept any content you or your customers send by email, and have access to that information. If you send confidential business information, health information, financial information, such as credit card numbers, or other personal information, you are at risk. Your emails must be encrypted to be secure email.
Almost 1 in 3 Americans is the victim of identity theft. One of the primary ways identity theft occurs is through the interception of emails. The interception of emails can lead to the compromise of sensitive company or client information that can be used to perpetrate fraudulent activities. The effects of fraud and identity theft can be highly damaging, not only personally and financially, but also for the security and reputation of a business or institution.
In addition, your business may not be in compliance with several Federal and state regulations which may apply to you. Industries to which these laws apply include: a) the financial services industry; b) the healthcare industry; c) the legal profession: d) publicly traded companies; e) companies subject to state-specific laws.
The Chatham Group provides an easy to use, affordable secure email system for:
- Small and medium-sized Businesses
- Attorneys and the Legal Profession
- Physicians and the Healthcare Industry
- Non-profit Organizations
- Financial Institutions and Financial Advisors
Learn more about our secure email system here.
Contact us for a no obligation demonstration of our secure email system.