Have you ever stopped to think about the amount of confidential information you can have in your email? Have you thought about how you protect the security of your email?
Day by day, we send and receive hundreds of emails, personal and professional, with compromised, sensitive, personal information.
Through email, we send passwords, information about clients, work reports, contracts, bank details, credentials, personal information. Everything is sent as plain text, which allows, if necessary, this information to be read by the recipient and by any intermediary.
Most of the users, we use fashionable instant messaging and email services, such as Outlook, Yahoo, Mail, Gmail, as an option to communicate.
In the professional field, email is one of the most common communication channels for the company to interact with its customers. Still, starting from this premise, we must not forget that it is also one of the least secure.
Most professional users use email to interact and maintain constant contact with their customers. Still, it is a reality that has been contrasted according to different surveys, that most are not aware of the importance of taking security measures in the exchange of information through email.
But… How do cyberattacks take place and your email security is compromised?
One of the easiest and cheapest attacks, commonly used by cybercriminals and perhaps the best known by users in the digital world, is the “Phishing” attack.
The attack vector of ” Phishing ” uses a maxim recognized in the world of cybersecurity “the weakest link in the security chain is always the user” maxim that transferred to the business world, we could translate it as ” the weakest link of the security chain in a company, are its users and by extension their email accounts”.
Growth of Cybercrime and Phishing Attacks
Aware of these maxims, cybercriminals exploit different opportunities, some of the new, to make phishing campaigns achieve much more effective results.
For example, using Artificial Intelligence (AI), cybercriminals can discover writing styles, behavior or tendencies of employees in their messages, personal aspects of the employee … etc.
With this information, cybercriminals, using social engineering methodologies and techniques, manage to send “fraudulent” emails which are so convincing that, first of all, they pass the companies’ computer security filters and then meet the objective that users based on this social engineering, they believe in the messages and its contents and facilitate the cybercriminal to obtain the final objective of the same, which is none other than to attack the company’s information maliciously.
In this sense, security experts and technologies advance continuously, which makes us constantly witness the appearance of solutions and innovations that make it difficult for cybercriminals to achieve their objectives.
Currently, they are being developed, carried out trials and finally using new pioneering technologies in many cases, such as Artificial Intelligence, to automate the detection of phishing.
“New technologies contribute to creating a wide range of cutting-edge technological solutions specialized in preventing attacks through e-mail, adds Kent Moyer, the President and CEO of The World Protection Group.
The World Protection Group specializes in 001: Luxury Executive Protection, Estate Security, Background Checks, Drone Security Services, Security Consulting, International Travel Security, and Email Encryption.
By the use of “one time pad encryption technique,” the World Protection Group provides genuinely unbreakable email encryption. When properly designed and used, one-time pad encryption techniques are practically the only mathematically unbreakable communication protocol. WPG provides end-to-end implementation, including hosting, developing suitable policies and procedures for the use of you or your company, and offering tools for training and auditing.
To review the internal communications infrastructure, the company also provides independent audit and consultancy services.
A company, regardless of the sector in which it operates, has to understand that, to secure corporate email and the information that is stored attached to it, it is essential to have security barriers at different levels and perspectives, which contribute to the defense in depth such company data.
These security barriers focused on the use of a company’s email, allow us to analyze the communication networks of the same, understand the patterns and behaviors of users’ emails, to determine which are “normal” and which ones. no, thus detecting possible anomalies, attacks and errors.
To keep your email safe, there are currently tools capable of generating real-time and historical reports.
These reports reflect anomalies, attacks and errors in the total number of emails that enter and leave through the information systems of the Companies.
Email Encryption – PGP Encryption to keep your Email Safe
Do you know what PGP encryption is? Pretty Good Privacy or PGP, is an open-source data encryption standard that is used to encrypt emails, so that no one, not even the company, Public Administrations or cybercriminals, can spy on your communication.
It is used to increase the security of the communications made by email; since it is a cryptosystem in a hybrid format that combines symmetric cryptography and asymmetric cryptography techniques, a combination that allows taking advantage of the best of each technique.