Threat Brief: Secure messaging -- Keeping your private messages private

Posted by Peter Dylan

Wed, Mar 01, 2017

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Recently there has been news of White House staff using the messaging app Confide to carry out day-to-day communications, in order to mitigate the possibility of information leaks.  Confide is part of the world of Secure Messaging apps, which employ a combination of encryption and other functions to prevent unauthorized access to the messages they send.

Data leaks are becoming all-too-common news events. As a result, the threat of our own information being part of a nationally-publicised breach is a growing concern. Many of us are suspecting (and rightfully so) our most-used messaging apps, such as email, as being inherently insecure, which is leading to the pursuit of alternative platforms that will hold our private matters to a higher standard of securityBrandProtect_ThreatBrief_thumb.png.

This month's BrandProtect Executive Threat Brief looks at secure messaging – what makes it secure, and what you should look for in choosing a messaging platform that will stand against even the most sophisticated of prying-eyes.

BrandProtect Executive Threat Briefs are designed to minimize your exposures by educating you and your team about simple steps you can take to protect your personal information online.


 BrandProtect has developed a series of free, monthly Executive Threat Briefs focused on social media risk.  The briefs deal with online situations that you and your people encounter every day, and the simple steps you can take to be better protected from common social media dangers. You can use this piece internally and externally for educating your staff  (and alerting their families) on social media risk. 

 

Topics: Phishing, cybercrime, social media, cyber threats, mobile malware, Spear Phishing, Social Engineering, ThreatBrief

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