Encryption Security

United Airlines and David Beckham — When Emails Leak

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

What do United Airlines and footballer David Beckham have in common? Disastrous leaked emails. In these recent cases, the leaked emails appear to be legitimate, though Beckham claims some of the leaked emails were “doctored.” But how do we know that leaked email messages discussed in news stories and tabloid columns are actually authentic? United Airlines’ PR Nightmare   United Airlines’ CEO Oscar Munoz appears to have dug himself into a deep hole [...]

Data Privacy Compliance Audits Target Small Businesses

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

As consumer awareness of data privacy issues increases, companies that don’t take their clients’ data privacy seriously are getting hit harder and harder. In healthcare, a Florida healthcare provider paid a $5.5 million fine (a HIPAA record) earlier this year for allowing more than 115,000 patient records to be improperly accessed and disclosed. Last year, Ashley Madison paid almost $1.6 million to settle charges related to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement of data privacy laws, aft [...]

Email Privacy Act Passes Unanimously in The House of Representatives

February 27, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Yes, it’s true. The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Email Privacy Act. The fact that everyone in the House can agree on the importance of email privacy suggests that Americans overwhelmingly consider email privacy an essential right. The federal government currently has the right to seize any email, or cloud file that is more than 180 days old, without getting a warrant. This has been true since the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was f [...]

What Has A Longer Aftertaste: Colorado Brownies or Russian Forged Cookies?

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

When the politicians in Colorado legalized cannabis, we all learned about the after effects of Rocky Mountain brownies – but the calories and cannabis burn off after a few hours. What about Russian Forged Cookies? While these “cookies” are tasteless, they have long-lasting after effects that can be costly. What is an HTTP cookie? An HTTP cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer, used by websites to remember and record your browsing activity – [...]

Shadow It, Googligan And Workplace Productivity

February 10, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Service professionals and business managers are continually trying to improve workplace productivity, not just to increase profits but also to reduce tedium in their daily work flows. Web applications for customer relationship management (Salesforce.com), professional networking (LinkedIn), messaging, eSigning, and file sharing (RPost), for example, can be extremely helpful tools for streamlining work flows. But what happens when well-intentioned employees bypass their IT depar [...]

How Fashion House Hermes and Multinational Corporations Secured Legal Wins with Email

February 06, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Many attorneys, paralegals, HR professionals, and professional service providers steer clear of email when sending legal notices (or notices they are legally obligated to send). Some incorrectly think of email as a medium for only casual or inconsequential correspondence. The truth, however, is that email is often even better than courier or postal delivery for notices with legal implications — but only when coupled with a service that provides certified proof of electronic delivery, time of d [...]

2017 Cybersecurity Report Cards and Bug Bounty Programs

January 03, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

How will the cybersecurity landscape change in 2017? Many businesses still feel woefully behind in their response to the pervasive threat of cybercrime. Let’s review how companies in different countries and different industries are rating their own cybersecurity strategies heading into 2017. Cybersecurity Report Card – Barely a Passing Grade Researchers asked 700 security executives in nine countries how well their organization was dealing with cybersecu [...]

Internet Cameras and Masking Tape

December 09, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, unintentionally revealed (in a photo he posted to his Facebook account) that he covers up the webcam and audio port on his laptop. He literally has a small piece of masking tape over the pea-sized camera lens and another one on the audio port where headphones plug in. The social media universe was quick to pick up on this, leading to all sorts of speculation and theory crafting about the possible implications. What d [...]

Are Bitcoin and Blockchain Hot or Hype?

November 11, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

In today’s financial circles, there is quite a bit of buzz around “blockchain” technology and its myriad of possible future applications. Is blockchain here to stay or is it just hype? Bitcoin, a crypto-currency built on “blockchain” technology, gained its following among the niche techie crowd that was interested primarily in transacting across border anonymously. With Bitcoin, the hype cycle began in late 2013, with marketplace technology that made the crypto-curren [...]

Will Email Best Practices Decide the Presidential Election?

November 04, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

This year’s election cycle has put a HUGE spotlight on email. From Hillary’s ongoing email saga and FBI Director Comey’s late “October Surprise” to the alleged Russian hacking and leaking of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails, the general public is now aware of just how easy it is for one’s email content to be used against oneself. Email is indeed everywhere, and the incredible convenience email affords makes it irresistible to use for jus [...]