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decide which solution is best for your
needs. However, here are some of the
things you can consider when evaluating
an encryption plan.
GETTING STARTED
First, determine what types of data
should be considered sensitive.
Emails with client contracts and
financial data should obviously be
encrypted. From there, however, the
list of potentially sensitive items is
endless: personal health information,
Social Security numbers, credit card
numbers, bank account numbers,
diagnostic codes, billing information,
passwords, quotes, contracts, etc.
Keep in mind that not all email is
important, so not all email is worth
encrypting. you must weigh the sensitivity
of the information against your
ability to get things done efficiently.
likewise, not every person in the
office sends sensitive information, so
to encumber them with an extra step
or two to send emails is unproductive.
Creating policies around what
information should be encrypted
and who sends encrypted information
will go a long way to making
encryption effective.
Next, determine which features
you need. To do that, it is best to
sit down with a trusted security/IT
professional and communicate your
goals for what information you need
to have encrypted and how secure
that data needs to be. An IT professional
will ask questions to understand
which features you need in an
email encryption solution:
* Which data is most important?
* Who sends that data?
* Who receives that data? Are they
within your network or outside it?
* How will they access that data?
Desktops, laptops, smartphones?
* Should an email be encrypted while
"in-transit" or just "at-rest"?
* Should email headers be secured,
as well as the contents of the
message?
* Should the identity of the remote
server that I am communicating
with be established?
Each of these questions will
help guide the development of a
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logical process your employees will
actually use.
CONCLUSION
Enterprise security is a spectrum
along which businesses periodically
move. The journey from "vulnerable
and insecure" to "good enough" to
"highly secure" is a journey of increments.
This journey often begins with
the question, "What would happen if
this data was compromised?" As you
work to develop your strategic plan
to improve your security, encrypting
sensitive email is a solid first step. ●
Larry Bodie is CEO of Claris Networks,
www.clarisnetworks.com, an information
technology company specializing
in cloud computing and
managed services for small- to
medium-sized businesses. Bodie can
be reached at info@ClarisNetworks.
com or 865-643-8771.
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014

2014-2015 NASBP Executive Committee
NASBP Upcoming Meetings and Workshops
From the CEO: Successful construction relationships require the right relationship
Practical Insights: What you need to know - bond and lien notice pitfalls
SuretyLearn.org: An invaluable resource
Advocacy update
Nov. 12-3 Conference addresses the twists and turns of best value selection - and other timely topics
Surety Bond Guarantee Program changes for the better
Front Line Underwriting: Choosing a quality construction CPA
Getting in the weeds: Requirements of marijuana surety bonds
Encrypting email
It’s Finally Here: The new revenue recognition standard
CPAs standing in the GAAP
Resource Directory
Index to Advertisers
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - NASBP Upcoming Meetings and Workshops
Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - From the CEO: Successful construction relationships require the right relationship
Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - 9
Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - Practical Insights: What you need to know - bond and lien notice pitfalls
Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - 11
Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - SuretyLearn.org: An invaluable resource
Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - 13
Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - Advocacy update
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - Nov. 12-3 Conference addresses the twists and turns of best value selection - and other timely topics
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - Surety Bond Guarantee Program changes for the better
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - Front Line Underwriting: Choosing a quality construction CPA
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - Getting in the weeds: Requirements of marijuana surety bonds
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - Encrypting email
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - It’s Finally Here: The new revenue recognition standard
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2014 - CPAs standing in the GAAP
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