07 Dec 2018

Not All TLS is Created Equal

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Many, many software service sales professionals throw around security phrases to make cyber security sound simple. Today, as technologies advance and threats get ever more sophisticated, encrypting email for privacy compliance is not getting simpler. The devil (hacker) is in the details. Here, we will try to (in a simple manner) decipher a commonly referred to catch all for security, TLS, and explain why the details are important. “Not all TLS is... Read more...

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16 Nov 2017

The Certified Mail Envelope Was Empty

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You show up in court with a US Certified Mail “Green Card” delivery receipt, evidence that supposedly proves you delivered a timely notice. The other party simply stands up and says quizzically, “Sure we got the certified letter, but no one in our office could figure out why we were sent an empty envelope!” And of course, there’s no proof of what was or wasn’t inside the envelope. Did the mail room attendant or administrator forget to... Read more...

15 Jun 2017

Prove it!

How can you prove what really happened behind closed doors? Can we ever know what happened in a meeting behind closed doors, with no recording devices and no third party witnesses? Probably not. Is email a clearer way to communicate a complex message? Not always…. Have you ever been in a situation where an email vanishes? Has your recipient ever claimed not to have received your message, a contract, even your invoice? When an email gets lost... Read more...

20 Apr 2017

United Airlines and David Beckham — When Emails Leak

What do United Airlines and footballer David Beckham have in common? Disastrous leaked emails. In these recent cases, the leaked emails appear to be legitimate, though Beckham claims some of the leaked emails were “doctored.” But how do we know that leaked email messages discussed in news stories and tabloid columns are actually authentic?   United Airlines’ PR Nightmare   United Airlines’ CEO Oscar Munoz appears to have dug himself... Read more...

13 Apr 2017

Data Privacy Compliance Audits Target Small Businesses

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As consumer awareness of data privacy issues increases, companies that don’t take their clients’ data privacy seriously are getting hit harder and harder. In healthcare, a Florida healthcare provider paid a $5.5 million fine (a HIPAA record) earlier this year for allowing more than 115,000 patient records to be improperly accessed and disclosed. Last year, Ashley Madison paid almost $1.6 million to settle charges related to Federal Trade Commission... Read more...

01 Dec 2016

Astounding Trump Tweet you are not going to Believe

“Astounding Trump Tweet you are not going to Believe” – – This headline is just one example of a “fake news” item you might see on Twitter, Facebook or some other social network. Fake news is believed (by analysts and spectators across the political spectrum) to have played a large role in the 2016 presidential election, likely swaying election results in some states. In fact, a BuzzFeed analysis reported that top fake election... Read more...

22 Jul 2016

Lease vs. Buy Decision – First Cars, Now Software

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When it comes to getting a new car, one of the first decisions many consider is whether to buy or lease. Of course, there are pros and cons to either approach. Buying a car means you own it (and perhaps get positive feelings about owning it), and you have more freedom over its use; you aren’t subject to mileage restrictions, for example. But, buying a car is a significant financial commitment and could make changing cars impractical, at least before... Read more...

30 Jun 2016

How to Send Large Files by Email

You may have noticed that when you send a large file attachment by email, it sometimes gets kicked back to you undelivered with an error message that says something like: “The attachment size exceeds the allowable limit.” But what are these limits? And how can you securely send a large file attachment when it’s too large to send by standard email? Most email providers enforce file size limitations on email attachments. For example, both Gmail... Read more...

29 Feb 2016

QUIZ: How do you Know Your Email Was Delivered?

We all send emails — some trivial and others that are incredibly important or time sensitive. For the important email messages, how do you know – and prove – that your email was delivered? Take this short quiz to see whether you truly understand how email delivery works. Take the Quiz! Question 1: I did not get a bounce notice, so I know my email got there. True/False Question 2: I copied (cc’d or bcc’d) myself and got the copy... Read more...

25 Nov 2015

RMail 365 Bundled With Microsoft Office 365

RMail 365™ is an all-in-one secure email extension bundled into Microsoft Office 365 Outlook, the world’s dominant business email application. Starting December 1st, the largest Microsoft Office 365 distributor will offer RMail 365 as an add-on, bundled into the Microsoft Office 365 purchase process. With RMail 365™, Microsoft Outlook users see an added “Send Registered” button for high value messages, alongside the “Send” button used... Read more...