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The Sony Email Hack: One Year After

November 24, 2015

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the now historic cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures. The Sony email hack resulted in the exposing of unreleased movies, embarrassing messages exchanged with employees and outsiders, and untold numbers of business secrets. Personal information, including the social security numbers of 47,000 people was exposed.

But did the hack change attitudes towards email security? We wanted to know. So we commissioned an independent survey of more than 1,000 Americans** to see what we could find out.

Here’s what we learned:

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Unsurprisingly — we also have strong opinions of our own. Had Sony deployed an data-centric email encryption service like Virtru, the fallout from this data breach would have been significantly reduced. Virtru offers the easiest, most secure way for individuals and businesses to protect and share sensitive information. Virtru’s encrypted email service works with existing email systems like Gmail, requires no heavyweight software or specialized skills, and users don’t need to be within a closed community or even on the same platform to trade secure messages.

But don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself. Download Virtru for free today.

**Survey methodology: This online survey was conducted by Regina Corso Consulting on behalf of Virtru between Nov. 10-11, 2015 among 1,025 U.S. adults, aged 18 and older. Figures for age, gender, education, income, employment and region were weighted to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate, no estimates of sampling error can be calculated.

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