Encryption Security

RMail Registered Email is the Easiest Way to Send Messages Securely

July 25, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Whoops – Wells Fargo Exposes Its Wealthiest Clients Securing the Human Factor: Wells Fargo’s Accidental Data Breach It’s more challenging than ever to secure the human factor in cybersecurity. Here we share two recent examples of how human error directly resulted in large data breaches, corporate liability and damage to corporate reputations. The breaches at Wells Fargo and Verizon were the result of simple errors that anyone could have made. And that’s the [...]

Tips to Consider to Start Securing Your Email

July 20, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

$100 Million IT Budget May Not Secure “The Human Factor” Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman has joined a new club along with the CEOs of Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Citigroup. Each has fallen victim to an email prankster who, posing as a colleague or friend, sent email messages to them and tricked them into responding. Luckily no money or data was stolen. These banks spend millions on cybersecurity yet the weakest link is still the human factor. It’s easy to push [...]

Email Messages are Encrypted in Transit and at Rest While in Recipient's Inbox

June 29, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Mexico Takes Up Cyberarms The Other White House  There is another White House south of the border and a series of scandals to match.  A $7 million second home, known as “Casa Blanca”, was built for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto by a prominent government contractor. This apparent conflict of interest created a huge scandal. The journalists who investigated the “White House Scandal” along with much more serious crimes, were attacked with government-e [...]

You’re Making Your Clients Nervous with Weblinks

June 15, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Why are you emailing your clients weblinks to documents? They’re not supposed to click on unknown links. It’s making them nervous. Even if you’re using popular apps like dropbox to share files, you can’t be sure your client will trust the link. Nor should they. They might think it’s a phishing scheme. If you’re using a link retrieval system to “prove” that documents were received by your cl [...]

Pentagon Emails Used in Spoofing Scam

June 15, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

The Pentagon is the latest victim of an email spoofing campaign. Pentagon colleagues, partners and vendors are receiving fake emails that appear to be coming from Defense Security Service (DSS) employees. Cyber criminals are most likely trying to hack into company servers and then find a backdoor into the Pentagon server itself. Most business owners don’t know how easy it is to send a fake email that appears to come from a colleague, vendor or even a public figure. This is on [...]

Don’t Be the Law Firm in The News!

June 13, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

How to lock down attorney-client communication with new tools from Zola Suite. by Deb Tesser, VP of Strategic Planning at Zola Media Remember the awful credit card breaches that happened a few years ago? How damaging they were for retailers and businesses? The words tragic and debilitating don’t even begin to cover it. Now, could you imagine what it would be like to have to call your clients, and explain how their personal reco [...]

Chinese Spy Hunting and The Cryptographic Cliff

May 25, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

The recently publicized Chinese spy hunt success in netting or killing at least 12 CIA spies may have been the result of the Chinese cracking the CIA’s secure communications methods. The insights the Chinese gained from eavesdropping on CIA electronic (secure) communications in China may have provided the roadmap to eliminate these CIA spies. One would assume that the CIA’s secure communications use the highest levels of encryption, far more complex than commercial communic [...]

The Death of Ransomware?

May 18, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

(WCry) was successful in infecting over 300,000 computers in 150 countries. It is likely the worst ransomware attack to date. WCry works by locking the files with encryption on each device. Victims are promised a decryption key to unlock their files once they pay a ransom of $300 in Bitcoin. But incredibly, as pervasive as the WannaCry attack has been, it’s creators have only collected about $80,000 in Bitcoin ransom. Less than 0.1% of the victims have paid their $300 ransom [...]

Cyber Pirates Find Silver in Real Estate and Gold in Tech Invoicing

May 16, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Cyber pirates have found easy prey in real estate brokers, title agents and estate attorneys. Their emails are a treasure trove of information about pending transactions involving large wire transfers. Real estate buyers, eager to close the deal, blindly trust the email they receive and the advisors with whom they correspond. There are countless reports of home buyers who have wired their downpayment funds to cybercriminals posing as settlement agents, only to have the funds lo [...]

EU’s GDPR: Bigger Than Macron or Le Pen

May 01, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

The biggest unifying force in Europe may be cybersecurity regulation. Despite Brexit and the wavering EU support in France, all 28 EU member states are implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which goes into effect in May, 2018.  GDPR will standardize cybersecurity across all 28 member states, including the UK, Brexit or not. GDPR aims to protect the rights and data of any EU citizen or resident by requiring those companies who access their data to clearly [...]