Your IT Guy May Be Sniffing Your Email

July 20, 2010

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 20 /PRNewswire/ — It’s no secret cybercriminals exploit the world’s most popular communications tool–email–to launch viruses, embed Trojans, deliver malware, and conduct phishing schemes, all aimed at stealing information or bandwidth for fun and profit.

What’s not common knowledge is that trusted Information Technology staffs enjoy an occasional peek at corporate communications that are confidential or otherwise sensitive.

In a survey of IT professionals featured in Network World in early July, 67 percent of respondents admitted having accessed information that was not relevant to their role, and 41 percent have abused administrative passwords to snoop on sensitive or confidential information. And those are just the employees who admit it!

Email headers, such as subject lines and to/from addresses, provide valuable clues as to the content they’re traveling with. Subject lines hinting at financial data, employee information, weekly payroll transactions, technology developments, healthcare data, or litigation activity are like car wrecks on the highway–it’s difficult not to stop and gawk. The same goes for emails between executives, principals, or strategic partners, especially those who trust their smartphone security.

The way to ensure the privacy of electronic communications is an email encryption solution that protects email completely, including headers and attachments, from end to end and all along the transit path. The solution must be able to encrypt email for the full array of smartphones and mail-enabled mobiles as well as laptops and PCs. And it needs to be fast, simple, and seamless for the individuals using it.

Whether you’re an enterprise executive, small business owner, or an individual communicating information you’d prefer remain private, the right email encryption solution will protect your privacy and your smartphone security without disrupting your day. Rule18(TM) is that solution, and it’s coming soon, from SECNAP.


SECNAP Network Security develops advanced information security solutions for the secure conduct of business and e-commerce. The company’s award-winning Email Security and managed Network Security solutions ensure unrivaled 24/7 protection of information assets. An extensive portfolio of Security Services includes external penetration testing, HITECH, HIPAA, GLBA and other compliance assessments, web application and wireless assessments, social engineering testing, and more. For details visit www.secnap.com.

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