3 - 4 OCTOBER 2018 / EXCEL LONDON

Stop Sending Emails to the Wrong People

Friday 29 September 2017

 

We’ve all had that sinking feeling. The one that comes when you send an email to the wrong person, and all you can do is send an Outlook recall or ask them to delete it.

Next, you have to figure out whether your mistake put data at risk. At best, you’re a bit red-faced and have wasted a bit of time, but no damage has been done. At worst, you’ve breached personal customer data or sensitive corporate information – and you have to report this to your boss and face the consequences.

Email is the world’s most popular business communication tool with around 269 billion emails sent daily.[1] And yet employees are actually mis-sending a significant number of these and regularly putting sensitive data at risk. The ICO, for example, reported a 46% increase in the number of reported data breach incidents caused by emailing the wrong person for April – June 2017, which followed a 20% increase for January – March 2017.[2] On top of this, incidents reported due to mass emails where recipients were in the To / Cc fields, rather than the Bcc, increased by 19% April – June 2017, again following an increase in January – March 2017 (9%).

We need to make it safer for everyone to use

At Egress, we think that every email should reach the right recipient(s) every time. That’s why we’ve developed technology to help you do just that.

As a privacy and risk management company, we believe this will help organisations significantly reduce the number of data breaches that email causes – which is good news in light of increasingly stringent data protection legislation, such as the EU GDPR. It also makes good business sense to ensure every email your employees send is effective, just simply by making sure it gets to the right person at the right time.

To find out more about how you can achieve this with Egress Switch Threat Protection, join Egress on stand BB26 at IP Expo 2017. You can also hear more during my presentation at 15:40pm on Wednesday 4th October in the Future of Threat Protection Theatre.

[1]http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Email-Statistics-Report-2017-2021-Executive-Summary.pdf

[2]https://ico.org.uk/action-weve-taken/data-security-incident-trends/

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