Email Encryption

Sec Reg A+: The Industry Now Has A Level of Comfort with New Financing Tools

October 10, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

While Title IV of The Jobs Act (Reg A+), the amended and expanded securities regulation, changed in mid-2015, organizations have been slow to change their processes until there was a clear understanding of how to use these new funding tools and stay in compliance. The Industry now has comfort with these new financing efficiencies – that now allow accredited and non-accredited investors to fund startup businesses. And, Internet criminals now understand that t [...]

Self-Driving Cars — Accelerating into an Uncertain Future

September 12, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Just a decade ago, self-driving cars were relegated to science fiction and the dreams of a handful of technologists. Today, self-driving cars are already on the roads. Uber is using them to pick up passengers in Pittsburgh. Self-driving features are built into the latest models of Mercedes, BMW, and of course, Tesla – although these cars still require a human driver to be attentive and ready to assume manual control at any moment. In recent months, we’ve seen a number of [...]

Preventing An “Assange October Surprise”

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

Does your news feed closely resemble the plot of a Russian spy novel? It certainly might if you’ve been following the recent drama and mudslinging between the Democrats, the Russian government, the FBI, and the CIA, following the public release of private DNC emails. And that’s before the warnings of an “October Surprise” promised by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange is threatening to release more confidential emails before the November election. Who needs fiction? [...]

DNC Leak: Russian Hackers or Inside Job?

July 26, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

…and does it change the result? Who is responsible for the recent Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) hack and resulting emails published on WikiLeaks? Russian hackers are suspected and the FBI is investigating, but Russia adamantly denies involvement. The hackers could be from the same group who stole DNC’s oppositional research about Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump in mid-June. Perhaps, the perpetrator is simply a DNC employee or subcontractor disen [...]

Millions Give Up Personal Privacy and Even Safety To “Catch Them All”

July 14, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

If you see grown men and women staring at their phones as they walk into police stations, churches or the backyards of strangers, you could be witness to the latest video gaming phenomenon to take the world by storm. Launched in July of 2016 for Android and iOS, Nintendo’s Pokémon Go free mobile game is already the #1 downloaded and top-grossing app in every country it is available. Pokémon Go uses your camera and your GPS location to “pla [...]

Will Biometric Data Replace Passwords?

July 07, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Many companies are continually struggling to protect customer data from hackers, thieves and other cybersecurity threats. Some firms have begun using biometric data in place of passwords. For example, many banks now allow customers to use fingerprint or iris identification to access bank accounts from mobile devices. This includes Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Google and other technology firms are working to combine biometric information to further strengthen security using [...]

RMail Equips RIAs with Tools to Manage Email Security and Compliance

June 13, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

RPost has launched an educational campaign to ensure that registered investment advisors (RIA’s) can securely communicate with clients and comply with rules enforced by auditors and regulatory organizations. Tech Essentials for Investment Managers is a weekly e-brief series that includes news articles, webinars and videos discussing the key cybersecurity and compliance issues, news, and solutions RIAs should be aware of. As part of this campaign, RIAs will also l [...]

Understanding HIPAA: Enforcement, Encryption, and Documentation

May 16, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Email encryption is one of the strongest defenses that an organization can implement against data breaches brought on by the improper disclosure or distribution of medical records or protected health information (PHI). But without written policies and procedures governing the use of encryption services, these efforts mean next to nothing in the eyes of HIPAA auditors who have been redoubling their efforts to investigate non-compliance across the health care industry. For exampl [...]

ABA Model Rule Supports Email Encryption

May 09, 2016 / in Blog, General / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Lawyers have always had a duty to be competent in technology, but the ABA Model Rule put this duty in writing, impacting cybersecurity practices. Twenty states have followed the ABA’s lead and adopted a duty of technological competence, all but requiring encryption. In 2012, the American Bar Association approved a number of changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Of particular interest is the comment to Model Rule 1.1: To maintain the requisite knowle [...]

Changing Trends in Cyber Security

May 05, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

In the past, for individuals and small businesses, cyber security was important to mitigate the inconvenience of spam, viruses that required restoring back-ups of corrupt files, and letters to credit bureaus to clear up identity theft issues. While painful, the cost of these was generally in the hundreds of dollars and perhaps a few hours of inconvenience. Today, we see a convergence of trends that is changing the dynamics of cyber security for individuals and small business [...]