So You Really Think Your Email is Private?

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Boca Raton, Fla., November 29, 2010 – Email communications are inherently risky, and information transmitted by email, including sensitive data and business-critical transactions, is more vulnerable than most users realize.

Using a variety of smartphones for both their business and personal communications, executives and professionals regularly share confidential information over highly risky channels. Most are willing to sacrifice email security and information privacy for the benefits of speed and convenience—which can have disastrous consequences for their clients, customers, patients, employees and other stakeholders.

In a compelling webcast on December 8, SECNAP Network Security chief technology officer Michael Scheidell will explore the facts and fiction of email encryption, including a demonstration of just how easy it is to intercept email messages and their attachments. A recognized information security and encryption expert, Scheidell has won numerous awards for the development of ground-breaking security technologies.

“The fact is that anyone with access to a switch, router or hub between your outbox and your recipient’s inbox can read your unprotected email,” said Scheidell. “That could be your Information Technology guy, or it could be hackers. To ensure information privacy, it’s vital that all parts of an email and its attachments be encrypted from Point A to Point B. And that encryption has to work on smartphones, too.”

A growing body of regulation in the United States requires organizations to safeguard the personally identifiable information (PII) of their customers, patients, vendors, students, employees, investors and other stakeholders. Specific email encryption requirements are now included in HITECH, HIPAA and GLBA regulations, and at least two states have also mandated encryption as a privacy measure.

“Encryption of transactional emails is going to become standard operating procedure in this decade, the same way spam protection became standard in the previous one,” said Scheidell.

Scheidell’s presentation will demonstrate the vulnerabilities associated with email communications, and include a review of the six types of email encryption.

If you or your organization transmits sensitive information via email, you can’t afford to miss this webcast, sponsored by the EC-Council Security Channel. Tune in at 9am Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Registration is free at: http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/24294.

About SECNAP
SECNAP Network Security develops advanced information technology solutions that enable the secure and private conduct of e-business. The company’s award-winning Email Security and managed Network Security solutions ensure unrivaled 24/7 protection of information assets, including data at rest and data in motion. An extensive suite of Security Services includes external penetration testing, internal vulnerability assessments, HITECH, HIPAA, GLBA and other compliance assessments, web application and wireless assessments, social engineering testing, and more. For details, visit secnap.com.

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