Strict laws are making email encryption a must-have [IBM]

LockYou only have to turn on the TV or read your favorite online news site to see how easily private or sensitive information can be captured, disseminated or used for purposes other than what was intended. While the WikiLeaks controversy may just be the latest dramatic case, it does remind us that email and other communications we treat as private are anything but and, in the wrong hands, that information can be used to commit identity theft or to do irreparable harm to businesses and institutions.

The reality is regular email communication on the internet is open for anyone who wants to go through the trouble of listening. Even if you’re securing data locally, your organization is vulnerable to a breach. After all, it only takes one user to forward emails with sensitive data to a business partner or innocently send them to his personal email account so he can work with the information at home.

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