There are many actions that we tend to do everyday: wake up, brush our teeth, eat breakfast, take a shower, drive to work, etc. With over 170 trillion emails sent out each day, sending emails has become part of that core list of daily actions.

Here are a few facts and risks to keep in mind when thinking about email security:

Top Risks:

Data breaches: Through intentional or unintentional reasons, personal information contained in your emails can be leaked.

Hackers: There are attackers out there who are waiting to access your personal information through stealing your username or password, or even forcing you to click on malicious software.

Your own employees: Your employees may have access to sensitive information- whether it be personal or business related. It is important that they understand how to secure their email so the information they obtain does not get leaked.

Paying the Price

If sensitive customer information is exposed, an organization may be subject to:

Charges: Did you know that in 2009, the average cost of a single data breach was $6.75 million?

Legal Action: If organizations do not put the time, money, and effort needed into investing in email security, they are making themselves vulnerable to potential attacks and high priced lawsuits.

Reputation Loss: Think about it. All it takes it one slip in security for current or potential customers to view you as an untrusted or unreliable source.

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At Safelight, we are security experts who are also educators.  We combine real-world security skills with innovative adult learning methodologies, focusing on the best ways to teach information security to everyone in your organization.

At Safelight, we are security experts who are also educators.  We combine real-world security skills with innovative adult learning methodologies, focusing on the best ways to teach information security to everyone in your organization.

We blend our deep technical expertise with the ability to communicate to any level in your organization. We know how to translate security concepts in ways that can be understood by all audiences.  Our security education curriculum not only measurably shifts the way people think about security as part of their day-to-day jobs, it provides the skills employees need to transform your organization’s security posture

– See more at: http://www.safelightsecurity.com/about-us/#.U5V8bSjvJLU

At Safelight, we are security experts who are also educators.  We combine real-world security skills with innovative adult learning methodologies, focusing on the best ways to teach information security to everyone in your organization.

We blend our deep technical expertise with the ability to communicate to any level in your organization. We know how to translate security concepts in ways that can be understood by all audiences.  Our security education curriculum not only measurably shifts the way people think about security as part of their day-to-day jobs, it provides the skills employees need to transform your organization’s security posture

– See more at: http://www.safelightsecurity.com/about-us/#.U5V8bSjvJLU

At Safelight, we are security experts who are also educators.  We combine real-world security skills with innovative adult learning methodologies, focusing on the best ways to teach information security to everyone in your organization.

We blend our deep technical expertise with the ability to communicate to any level in your organization. We know how to translate security concepts in ways that can be understood by all audiences.  Our security education curriculum not only measurably shifts the way people think about security as part of their day-to-day jobs, it provides the skills employees need to transform your organization’s security posture

– See more at: http://www.safelightsecurity.com/about-us/#.U5V8bSjvJLU

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