Encrypted email is one of the best ways to keep business communications secure — and it may just be easier to use than you think.
In 2022, email still dominates our workplaces — and email encryption is gaining ground among IT decision-makers keen to keep company data safe and secure.
In this webinar, the team at Tresorit talks about why encrypting emails should be your company’s top priority to protect business data, and how secure emailing can be easily incorporated into existing workflows.
Click here to access the webinar in full via the Tresorit website, or read on for a round-up of the major talking points.
1. Good email encryption uses a human-first approach
The best IT solutions remove obstacles, rather than add to them. If staff find digital security tools cumbersome or difficult to use, they’ll often find a way to bypass them — and sometimes inadvertently put data at risk.
Good IT decision-makers prioritize solutions that put people first: tools that are intuitive, easy to use, and integrate seamlessly into everyday workflows.
Simply put, it should be as easy for employees to send and receive encrypted emails as it is for them to use normal emails.
2. … And that means accounting for human error
Mistakes happen. Data from Tessian shows that in companies with roughly 1,000 employees, 800 emails are sent to the wrong person every year. Meanwhile, figures from Verizon’s 2022 DBI Report show that the human element continues to drive 82% of all data breaches.
Good digital security will minimize the chance of these errors happening in the first place — but it will also put tools in place to mitigate the damage of any potential missteps. That can include the power to limit the number of times a certain link in your email can be accessed, expiry dates for documents or links, and auditing tools, so investigators can take steps to stop similar errors in the future.
3. Recipients matter
In order for email encryption to function properly, IT decision makers need to know that recipients will feel just as confident opening encrypted emails as their employees will feel sending them.
The best encrypted email services will ensure that messages are accessible without forcing recipients to create their own accounts, and users will be able to open them using a wide range of browsers and devices.
In order to build confidence, it’s also important to build trust. Small touches, such as adding company branding or personalized messages to your encrypted emails, can go a long way in reassuring recipients as they make their initial forays into email encryption.
4. Security doesn’t end when you press send
The life of an email continues long after it arrives in a recipient’s inbox. Additional controls can play an important role in making sure that your company’s data is only accessed by the right people, long after an email has been sent.
These can include automatic expiry dates for certain links, additional passwords, email verification options, or settings that will stop certain messages from being forwarded.