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Webinar Round-Up: Enhancing Your Data Protection with ZixDLP

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:47 by ZixCorp
Email is the number one app used in business communications and still the preferred method for sharing information and documents. As a result, it’s where a large amount of your company’s IP and sensitive information can be found – and where security policy violations occur. While malicious hackers or even hostile insiders can pose a security threat, loyal employees can also make mistakes that have the potential to lead to a security breach as they move information around in email and expose your organization to compliance violations, security issues…or worse. Since email continues to be the...
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Enhanced Data Security Measures in the Legal Community: Q&A with Zix Expert Jim Brashear

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:20 by ZixCorp
Two recent New York Times articles sparked an interesting discussion in the legal community about data security measures at law firms. One article, Spying By N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm , describes how government surveillance is capturing attorney-client email communications. The other article in Dealbook, Law Firms Are Pressed On Security for Data , describes how clients are demanding their lawyers step up their data security measures. Attorney data security is a topic near and dear to the heart of our General Counsel Jim Brashear. Jim has invested many hours writing articles,...
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Emergence of a New Security Trend

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:24 by ZixCorp
Healthcare, financial services and government organizations make up the majority of customers who deploy our email data protection and for good reasons. Healthcare and financial service manage an abundance of protected health information and personal financial information, and they are heavily regulated industries. Meanwhile local, state and federal government organizations must protect sensitive information to meet government standards and maintain public trust. However, the customer trend is beginning to shift with increasing data breaches that are affecting millions of people. Businesses...
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New Urgency to Protect the Privacy of California Residents

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:55 by ZixCorp
In 2012, the Office of the California Attorney General (AG) began collecting information on any data breach that involved more than 500 Californians. Last week, the AG Office announced the results and issued a report that should grab the attention of any organization -- inside or outside of California -- that holds personal information of California residents. The 2012 Results •2.5 million Californians had their personal information compromised by an electronic data breach •Breaches affecting 1.4 million Californians could have been prevented if companies had encrypted data when moving or...
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Recent Email Breaches Illustrate Exposure of Unencrypted Email

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 09:00 by ZixCorp
The Final HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule took effect on March 26, 2013. It was a historic event in the healthcare industry, and its impact is shining light on the vulnerability of unencrypted email. In the last month, we’ve witnessed a trend in email-related breaches. Three recently reported email breaches (see below) serve as a sobering reminder that sending PHI through unencrypted email can result in a breach. This is a good time to keep in mind that email encryption and email data loss prevention are critical components to your security and compliance strategy. ZixCorp has helped thousands of...
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Is Email Encryption Like a Racecar?

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 15:27 by ZixCorp
Eric Ouellet, a Gartner Vice President, thinks so. How do they relate? When cars first entered the market, brakes were not included (a crazy thought!). When asked why brakes were added, most people naturally suggest that brakes enable drivers to stop. Mr. Ouellet points to the contrary – brakes were added so drivers could go faster! Mr. Ouellet proposes that if brakes were meant to stop, they would force cars to a hard stop and nothing else. In actuality, brakes enable cars to decelerate when needed. They allow drivers to take on more risk and increase their speed, knowing they can easily...
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Guest Article on Attorneyatwork.com

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 14:45 by ZixCorp
Our very own Jim Brashear contributed an article for the Daily Dispatch via www.attorneyatwork.com . Titled "Sensitive Email? Things to Know Before Hitting Send," Jim covers the top five things lawyers need to consider before emailing sensitive information. Read the full article here . For more information on privacy laws and email encryption for lawyers, register for the free webinar Raising the Bar on Client Email Confidentiality , Thursday, May 3, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET.
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Research Survey Series: Email Viewed as Source of Data Loss

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 22:13 by Geoff Bibby
Given ZixCorp’s position as the leader in email encryption services, the protection of our customers’ sensitive data in email has always been our top priority. This summer, we sponsored an email encryption study conducted by the Ponemon Institute , originally titled “The State of Email Encryption.” The goal of the study was to gain a better understanding of companies’ concerns about the data risks associated with unprotected email. This is the largest study of its kind, and the key findings highlighted the need to escalate the importance of email encryption within today’s business environment...
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