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The Hidden Costs of Email

Posted by Michael Osterman

Jun 19, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Osterman Research and Netmail conducted a large survey of organizations to determine the email system they have in place; the solutions they are using for anti-virus, anti-spam, data loss prevention, encryption, archiving and eDiscovery; and how much they are paying for their email infrastructure.

The median number of active mailboxes in use at the organizations surveyed was 4,650. To gain further insight into organizations’ email practices, we segmented the 365 completed surveys into small organizations (up to 500 active mailboxes), mid-sized organizations (501 to 5,000 mailboxes) and large organizations (5,001+ mailboxes).

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Topics: Email Encryption, Email Archiving, Electronic Information, anti-virus, Natmail Platform

Who Can We Really Trust With Our Data?

Posted by Jacqueline Towers

Feb 12, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Ladar Levison’s resignation from Lavabit demonstrates that there are some entrepreneurs who can be trusted with protecting our innate right to privacy, both as individuals and as a whole. Unfortunately this also raises the issue that those who entrust the privacy and security of their data and communications to encryption services like Lavabit have complete power to hand over anything that is requested of them, whether or not they actually choose to comply. 

The issues is not if people like Levison can create encryption services to keep our data and emails private- it’s if we can really trust them to do so. Presently, we can only trust that mass encryption services won’t read through our emails, not that they can’t. Until such a technology is developed, complete privacy will be impossible. 

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Topics: Email Encryption, compliance, data breach

It Doesn't Matter What You Think About Your Data, It Matters What the Government Thinks

Posted by Logan McKnight

Feb 12, 2014 11:31:20 AM

“Big data” has been a global topic of discussion for quite some time now due to its impact and pervasiveness in our lives.  

Individuals create data in their day-to-day lives – be it emailing your Mum about a health issue, shopping online, sexting with your lover, or being captured on camera in the grocery store loitering in the frozen food isle. Corporations collect data to track spending habits for marketing purposes, with the clear goal of generating revenue. Governments hoard data for surveillance to create profiles of its citizens…under the guise of preventing “terrorism”.

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Topics: Email Encryption, ePolicy, compliance, data breach

United States Postal Service to use encryption. Should you?

Posted by Logan McKnight

Jan 29, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Encryption and communications privacy became an initiative for the White House and United States Postal Service (USPS) in autumn of 2013, as part of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

 

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Topics: Email Security, Email Encryption

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