Today’s topic is going to be a little deep.
What is one of everyone’s biggest fears online? Getting “Hacked,” of course but usually it more likely that you will get Phished.
This means that someone would monitor your email, wait for an important e-mail to be sent out (like information on wiring funds) and then spoof your email with a close email (Instead of @1234.com it would be @l234.com). They would write to the people and tell them to send the money somewhere else. BOOM! that money is gone.
For those using G-Suite of Tools, there is a way to secure this.
It is called GAME (Google Apps Message Encryption).
Here is what it looks like:
Confused? Let’s break it down.
- You being a GSuite User send an email to someone not set up in the Rules your company uses). In essence the E-mail gets a lock set on it.
- Your client has two options:
- They have the “Key” Already so the email comes in trusted a great.
- They don’t have the “Key” and are asked to Join ZixCorp’s web site portal to view the email.
You can’t control your client’s e-mail, but you can have them log into a secure portal where you control everything and nothing is sent out.
- Your client either responds through the portal or your email and everything is good.
There are some great Advantages to using GAME:
- Zix is the industry leader in email encryption with over 15 years experience. So you get Trusted Reputation.
- Key management is tricky, but in GAME the key’s are managed through the industry’s largest e-mail encryption directory. So you get Automated Key Management.
- You get the industry’s only bidirectional transparent e-mail encryption. So you get Fully Transparent Delivery.
For my uber followers and GSuite users:
Game is a natural fit for Google DLP. The DLP content filtering policy engine can trigger and route sensitive outbound content to GAME. These two things combined create a beautiful corporate safety-net. Again here it is in pictures:
For further reading here are a few links:
Check out their explanation of it too:
I hope this helps you make a decision to encrypt your e-mails.