Earlier this week, with the launch of a foolproof, simple and cost effective e-mail encryption solution, legal professionals will find it easier to meet increasing demands for secure communications with clients.
It is estimated that on a daily basis, approximately 144 billion e-mails are sent by 2.1 billion users and in order to ensure that information does not fall into the wrong hands, users are demanding increased security measures.
In order to avoid e-mail dangers, some insurance companies in the UK have switched back to fax for sending documents. From PCs and Macs to smartphones, the new cloud-based Mkryptor is a low cost and easy to use e-mail encryption solution.
Amid growing concerns that are not taken seriously enough, it is expected to help raise the pressure on professionals in many different sectors to tighten up e-mail security. Law firms, accountants, recruitment companies, private medical practitioners and some in the IT industry have successfully started using Mkryptor. At the recipient’s end, it does not require any software or special keys.
No extra software is required on either the sender or recipient device, and now has a cloud based version. For cloud, prices start at £9.99 and with as little as a £5k one off fee, entire organizations can be protected.
The Information Commissioners Office in the UK believes that when it comes to handling sensitive material, e-mail users should always consider encryption yet professional bodies are routinely e-mailing confidential client advice and unsecured information. This can add to the risk of identity theft, loss of intellectual property and ultimately litigation against the offender who sent the data unprotected.
“Many parts of industry are getting to grips with the problem but there are still those who remain exposed and also consider it OK to expose their customers in terms of confidentiality risk,” concluded Simon Freeman, director of Fresh Skies/Mkryptor.
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