Modern security for businesses means something different than it did in previous generations, which relied on things like CCTV cameras, alarms, guard dogs and locked doors. While there’s still a role for ensuring physical security in a facility, one of the main things for a company to protect is their data.
Cyber criminals don’t need physical access to cause you serious operational and financial harm. While the surge of stories about high profile corporations and prominent political parties getting hacked may reasonably make a person think that only world’s biggest movers and shakers have something to worry about, cyber criminals like smaller targets too, specifically because they have less time and money to devote to security.
If you have a business in 2019, it’s important to have 2019 security. For the ultimate in protection, you need the latest encryption.
Background on Encryption
Some technology offers a bit of encryption, such as in messaging. But nothing is more secure than an encrypted messaging platform for your business made by turning a normal phone into a device with end-to-end encrypted technology.
Company email presents the most common opening cyber criminals use to get inside your private messages. Once inside, they can obtain ultra sensitive information such as banking information or passwords you have to other accounts. Encryption is what prevents hackers from decrypting these private messages, so they can’t further penetrate your private data.
The point is to have more than just encrypted messaging; the fullest security you can get is a device that is specifically designed to have integrated end-to-end encrypted messaging protocol. This higher level of protection is like the difference between something being fully waterproof, and being merely water resistant.
Up to Spec Tech
Most people are not IT experts, so the advanced details of how encryption really works are likely beyond their grasp, but it’s important to get a basic idea so you can understand what separates one security platform from another.
Customized encryptions such as “ChatMail Advanced Messaging and Parsing Protocol” can encompass both PGP and Elliptical Curve Cryptography, while other forms utilize a Double Ratchet Algorithm which combines the cryptographic ratchet based on the Diffie-Hellman key exchange and a ratchet based on the key derivation function. The essential thing is for the encryption you to choose to give you maximum flexibility without sacrificing security.
To make it easy on users, generating encryption keys should be easy to do. What is the point of so much advanced security if the actual features on the phone are so cumbersome to use that you don’t actually use them? Alongside this security, then, the device should offer intuitive and powerful chat features, as well as image and voice messaging systems.
Some devices store information on an external server which adheres to independent third-party security certifications, but it’s even better if the phone only stores information on the phone itself, rather than on an external server at all. The only way to access the messages on such a phone would be through the physical device, which is password-protected and tamper proof.
Contemporary businesses need modern security and modern tools, and the only way to get both is through advanced end-to-end encryption.