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Corporate Data Security — Evaluating the Risks to Secure Business Data

Part 2 of Our Cyber Security Awareness Month Series Your biggest data security risk isn’t hostile outsiders — it’s negligent insiders. Most insider threats in cyber security come from a lack of clear policies and consistent training. In Part 1 of our Cyber Security Awareness Series, we discussed the damage breaches can do to your company […]

October 14, 2016 | Business, Security
You Can Now Search and Decrypt Virtru-Encrypted Emails in Google Vault

Last week, we announced that Virtru users can now search the bodies of encrypted messages from any of our supported email platforms. Today, we’re excited to extend those search capabilities to emails archived in Google Vault. Google Vault provides organizations a seamless way to archive and search all of the emails sent across their domain. […]

October 11, 2016 | Email Encryption, Virtru
Webinar: Must-Know Insights for Government Email Security and Compliance

CJIS and HIPAA compliance. Data breaches. Privacy concerns. For most city, county, and state officials, these concerns sit at the top of their priority lists. How can health and social workers safely store and share protected health information (PHI) and remain HIPAA compliant? How can law enforcement officers share CJIS data compliantly? How can system […]

October 10, 2016 | Email Encryption, Security
How to Encrypt Email in Outlook: The Hard Way and the Easy Way

Like any tool, email encryption only works when you use it. Microsoft Outlook has a native encryption feature, which is fairly secure when used properly, however it has some serious drawbacks. Setup is complicated and time confusing, and Outlook email encryption can’t be used to communicate with most recipients. Fortunately, Virtru offers a secure, client-side […]

October 7, 2016 | Email Encryption
More than Money — the Other Costs of Bad Corporate Security

Part 1 of our Cyber Security Awareness Month Series It’s natural to think of corporate security and business privacy risks as just part of doing business — in fact, it would be irrational not to. Whether it’s a valuable piece of proprietary information, a customer order or a routine email, any electronic data is potentially […]

October 4, 2016 | Business
Our Newest Invention – Searchable Email Encryption

Experts said it was impossible. Our competitors said it didn’t matter. But you asked for it. So we delivered. Starting today, all Virtru users can search the full text of Virtru-encrypted messages from any of our supported email platforms. Searchable email encryption is critical to e-discovery and ease of use, but has long required decryption […]

October 4, 2016 | Email Encryption, Virtru
New Guide: Email Encryption for Government Organizations

With new cybersecurity breaches happening each week, governments know online data can become vulnerable, but it can be a real challenge to determine exactly when and how to keep this sensitive data protected. Which email compliance regulations apply? What encryption do cloud email providers enable by default — and is that enough? How can you ensure […]

September 30, 2016 | CJIS, HIPAA
Webinar: 4 Ways to Enhance Email Security and Simplify Compliance

You know email security is important. You want to better protect your business privacy and prevent data breaches. But where do you start? In this 45 minute webinar, experts from Virtru will provide guidance from the trenches on protecting your organization’s email. We’ll also provide an overview of new features in Virtru encryption platform that […]

September 23, 2016 | Email Encryption
Do I Need a HIPAA Compliant Email Service? A Business Associate Guide

At the start of the Phase 2 HIPAA Audits, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) launched a major string of enforcement actions. In addition to imposing the largest HIPAA settlement to date ($5.55 million), they levied their first business associate penalty — a $650,000 fine for a breach that affected a mere 412 patients. The […]

September 19, 2016 | HIPAA
4 Ways a Secure Email Provider Beats a Portal

The biggest challenge in security isn’t strengthening your safeguards — it’s eliminating the gaps in them. If your email security depends on a portal, anything you send will be potentially vulnerable to hackers, cyber criminals and insider threat actors. At the same time, switching to a secure email provider can be disruptive — and near […]

September 17, 2016 | Email Encryption