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Privacy

Using online communication tools at the office has become second nature—it just makes life easier and business more efficient. Need to drop a quick note to a co-worker with a project update? Send it on Slack. Need to discuss a deal with a potential client halfway across the country? Set up a meeting on Zoom. But as we look a little closer we become quickly aware of the potential risks of sharing business information online . We’re now at a turning point where consumers and businesses alike are realizing that they don’t want to sacrifice the security of their sensitive information for the sake of convenience. But the question is: Do they have to?

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Privacy

With workplace collaboration tools like Slack, one of the most popular forms of workplace communications these days (over 10 million people use Slack every day), virtual conference rooms have become very popular.

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Incident Response

With severe weather becoming the norm across the world, businesses in the United States are faced with the challenge of ensuring that your business can continue to operate if a disaster strikes. In 2018 alone, 11 weather and climate-related disasters struck within our boarders - so it’s not a surprise that severe and extreme weather events are a leading concern for businesses when It comes to emergency communications, response and business continuity.

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Legal

Security breaches are on the rise in the legal industry. ABA’s 2018 Legal Technology Survey Report found that 23% of respondents reported that their law firms had experienced a security breach—up from 14% In 2016. From bad actors, to lost devices, to information accidentally being leaked—there’s a variety of reasons nearly one in four firms have experienced a security breach.

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Cyber Security

The rate at which sensitive data gets compromised is growing exponentially. In a recent series of tech articles, the Wall Street Journal examined how people in the public and private spheres are vulnerable to and seriously impacted by various cyber-attacks. Governments experience losses of upwards of fifty-thousand dollars from ransomware attacks, and that is just in ransom alone. Corporations are wrestling with protecting computer and network supply chains from information-stealing software. And individuals must now contend with new methods of phone hacking, such as when hackers swap SIM cards. The answer? An alternative secure communications channel that runs independently from your public, private or individual networks.

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