Echoworx Talking Security

15 Feb 2019

Can cybersecurity be a competitive edge?

In the old days, before organizations became customer-obsessed and held off-site leadership events to drill down on their value proposition, information security was simple. There was the CIO and a few stewards of the air-conditioned server room which was invisible to the non-IT eye. Back then, cybersecurity operated in the shadows and it worked just […]

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07 Feb 2019

How Secure is Your Encryption Process?

Encryption – sounds secure doesn’t it? It is. But, like any locked door, chest or vault, some things can be even more secure than others, right? Correct. While out-of-the-box email security products may offer email encryption as a built-in feature as part of a larger bundle, there are natural extensions you might consider to further […]

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18 Jan 2019

Inbound Encryption: The Why and How

While your organization has systems in place to encrypt outgoing emails, what happens when you receive an email that contains sensitive information? If it’s not already encrypted, do you refuse to accept it? Does it get caught in your compliance filters? If so, what message are you sending by not receiving? What is inbound encryption? […]

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10 Jan 2019

How do I choose the right encryption method?

Encryption is an important part of any serious proactive cybersecurity plan. You need it. Your customers demand it. And regulators applaud it. But one does not simply ‘encrypt.’ In fact, algorithms aside, there are multiple ways to successfully encrypt, package and send sensitive information securely online. Each method has unique benefits and choosing a correct […]

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28 Dec 2018

New Year? New Information Security Challenges!

As we head into the New Year, we reflect on the trials, tribulations and challenges faced over the past year – before outlining specific resolutions to these problems. In the world of information security, these improvements are usually within the realms of identifying threats, preventing cybersecurity issues and staying on top of the latest and […]

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18 Dec 2018

Accelerating Your Customer Onboarding Through Digital Adoption

With so many digital choices to choose from, traditional client onboarding, which can take weeks, even months to complete is certainly a poor customer experience. Many processes are still manual, time-consuming, expensive and ineffective. And, with fintech snapping at your heels, if you fail to onboard your customers quickly, they might start to consider other […]

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11 Dec 2018

Trouble in Oz: Australia’s New Controversial Data Backdoors

Dangerous privacy precedents are now being set in Australia – a nation traditionally known for its dedication to Commonwealth democratic stability. As of December 2018, Australia has newly-minted legislature under its belt which allows their intelligence and law enforcement to demand backdoor access into the sensitive encrypted data of target organizations. As other friendly governments […]

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01 Dec 2018

Security 101: A 2018 Thesaurus for InfoSec

There is much emphasis being given to information security in today’s digitally connected ecosystem, and it truly is the need of the hour – below you can find answers to some of the most pertinent topics in information security. Slava Ivanov, Distinguished Software Engineer at Echoworx with his years of progressive experience in delivering security solutions to […]

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16 Nov 2018

Is TLS good enough for secure email?

When it comes to collecting sensitive customer data, you simply cannot afford to take any chances. Your customers trust you and you need to protect them – and their most-personal details. But, while protecting your digital perimeter is important, your organization also needs to ensure sensitive data stays secure during transit. One way to do […]

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09 Nov 2018

Are You Prepared for Canada’s Mandatory Breach Reporting Law?

With the introduction of new rules under Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), saying sorry for a data breach is no longer good enough. As of November 2018, all data breaches involving Canadian data of a personal nature must be reported and affected parties must be notified. But who does PIPEDA apply […]

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09 Nov 2018

Encryption Shouldn’t Be a Cryptic Experience!

Encryption, encryption and more encryption – the security buzz word on the tip of everyone’s tongue. In an increasingly treacherous digital landscape, protecting your data with airtight algorithms seems like a logical strategy, yes? Absolutely. But making the decision to encrypt confidential emails that are leaving your secure network is about more than just encryption.  [...]
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