The Clearswift Blog covers all the latest IT Security news as it applies to you and your business.

Email Encryption

Today’s Email Encryption Options. Which one is right for you?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:37

Email encryption is the process of encrypting or disguising the content of email messages, protecting sensitive information from being read or accessed by anyone other than the intended recipient....

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Email phishing: #1 Cyber security threat

#1 Cyber security threat: Protecting your organization against email based attacks

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 14:16

On Friday 12th May last year, a global ransomware attack, aptly named WannaCry, infected over 200,000 computers in at least 100 countries. It began with an email at roughly 8:30am London time. By...

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New encryption guidance published by UK’s Information Commissioner

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 16:19

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office published update guidance on encryption on 3rd March 2016, amidst concerns that there was a general lack of understanding of how and when to use...

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The dangers of USBs and how to protect your organization

USBs: The Inconspicuous Enemy

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 11:10

The dangers of USBs and how to protect your organization
At around three centimetres in length and weighing less than 30 grams on average, the USB flash drive would appear to be a relatively...

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Knowing how to secure your point-to-point email traffic by enabling TLS

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:02

TLS has come a long way as an encryption protocol, so how can you configure your Gateway to realize the security benefits?

This Clearswift practical guide to data encryption includes:

Types of...

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Own Goal: The most serious self-inflicted data breaches

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 14:10

If you thought your data was in safe hands, you may want to think again – here are some instances of devastating data leakage that could have been easily avoided.

Security officers,...

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Encryption failure warnings from ICO - sign of worrying lack of cyber-security knowledge

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 14:18

By Dr. Guy Bunker. 
The recent article in V3 warns of an apparent lack of knowledge about encryption technologies, which is causing many companies to mishandle sensitive data. Businesses have...

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Don’t Forget The Paperwork

Don’t Forget The Paperwork

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 13:29

By Dr. Guy Bunker
In today’s electronic world, we concentrate on ensuring information held on computers remains secure, but in doing so we frequently forget ‘old-style’ data loss – that which...

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