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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
Financial Data Security: A Ticking Timebomb for Mortgage Brokers

When you make a purchase with a credit card, your data is protected by sophisticated security software and hardware, and exacting industry regulations. Yet mortgage applications, which can potentially reveal far more information, are often carried out without even basic security protections. 7 of 10 mortgage companies allow applicants to use unencrypted email to send […]

September 9, 2016 | CFPB
HR, HIPAA and Email: Requirements for Employee Health Data

The days when only the medical industry had to worry about HIPAA compliance are over. With the Phase 2 HIPAA audits underway, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has made it clear that any industry or department that stores or processes healthcare data is on the hook — including HR. Failing to adequately protect employee […]

September 6, 2016 | HIPAA
Recall an Email: How Encryption Makes it Easy

Most email recall tools are pretty limited. For example, there’s a built-in feature to recall an email in Outlook, but it only works if both parties are using Microsoft Exchange and the recipient hasn’t opened the first message. Even then, the user can disable the feature, preventing anyone from recalling emails sent to them. Google […]

September 1, 2016 | Email Encryption
Insider Threat Detection in Government Cyber Security

Insider threats are one of the biggest data security challenges faced by government agencies. The sheer complexity of government IT infrastructure and the value of the information governments process make it easy for a clumsy (or malicious) insider to compromise security (and increase the damage that insider can do). Insider threat detection in government cyber […]

August 26, 2016 | Security
Virtru Just Got Easier for Recipients – Add Encrypted Attachments to Your Replies

We created Virtru to make it easy to keep your private information private.  When it comes to email, that means making it easy and convenient for both senders and recipients. And now, we’ve made Virtru even easier for recipients. Virtru recipients can now reply back to senders with their own encrypted attachments – without having […]

August 19, 2016 | Virtru
Google Apps Security for the Mobile Workforce

Mobile devices are at risk of theft, hacking, snooping and insider cyber security threats. All it takes is one worker misplacing an unsecured phone or clicking on the wrong link to give hackers the power to leak or sabotage your data, send out fraudulent messages to partners and clients or even hold mission-critical information hostage. […]

August 18, 2016 | Business, Google Apps Security
How to Watermark a PDF

A PDF watermark is an image or line of text digitally “stamped” on a PDF — usually on top (or behind) the primary content. Once added, PDF watermarks traditionally remain part of future copies of the file, unless they’re removed. Virtru’s PDF Watermark works differently, and serves a different purpose: the watermark contains the recipient’s […]

August 11, 2016 | Business, Security