Why is encrypting you documents and email important? Because the information in your email can can be gathered and analyzed as it crosses the internet. Click here for more information on the threat to your email.
What Kind of Information Should I Protect When Sending an Email?
Governments will often define specific requirements for the kind of information that must be protected.
In our every day lives, we should seek to protect even seemingly routine details or information about ourselves, our families, and our business. Information about where we've been, where we are and where we're going to be.
Here are examples of information that you should seek to keep private in an email.
- financial reports
- product performance and sales reports
- word documents containing drafts or work for hire
- any information considered embarrassing or confidential
- any information where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy
- credit card numbers
- client lists
- marketing plans
- signed contracts
- contract in progress
- account statements or balances
- expense reports
- business negotiations
- any discussions involving advice from or requests to a professional advisor, including your your CPA, attorney, banker, or financial advisor
- discussions about employee performance
- travel plans
- power-point slide presentations
- login passwords
- social security numbers
- birth dates
- hotel reservations
- personal or business photos
- computer source code
- set appointments
- real estate purchase negotiations
- job applications
- and much more...
MessageLock makes it easy to add password protection to an email message and/or attached files.
Just type your message, click "Encrypt" and "Send" your email.
Recipient's only need a zip utility, such as WinZip or TugZip, with AES encryption capability. That means that no single use "reader" software is required to access the contents of your encrypted message.
Using the Zip format to deliver strongly secured messages makes it practical to send and receive encrypted files. Most other email encryption solutions have been designed with larger business in mind, which can afford the burdensome infrastructure costs associated with procuring, installing, supporting and maintaining these enterprise solutions.