Posts Tagged ‘Ephemeral Messaging’

Mobile Attack

Organizations Need to Secure NOW

In the ever-changing mobile environment across regulated industries it is paramount that security solutions not only work to ensure that they meet industry standards but go one step further. They must ensure that all aspects of their solution keep customer data safe.

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The Age of Email is Over learn the definition of truly secure communication with Vaporstream Secure Text Messaging

The Age of Email is Over

“Whoever Wins the White House, This Year’s Big Loser is Email.” Thus, reads the headline in the NY Times on October 19, 2016. Indeed, in the current election cycle, month after month, the focus has been on hacked and released emails, on disappearing emails, on emails that reappear on various devices – not of the user’s choosing. It certainly seems that the people who sent those emails should have known better than to write what they actually wrote in the first place.

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Vaporstream Secure Messaging SMS for Healthcare ensures security and does not jeopardize HIPAA compliance.

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Smart phones by far are the most used device across industries and households to date, providing efficiency in the way we collaborate and get things done. Particularly in the healthcare industry, the use of smart devices by care giving teams has grown significantly.

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Happy Independence Day From Vaporstream® Secure Messaging

Independence and Technology: Reflections on July 4th

Welcome back from what we hope was a happy and relaxing July 4th. Happy Independence Day! For us, July 4th is a particularly meaningful holiday. It’s an opportunity to spend time with family and friends and to appreciate the freedoms and liberties we have living in the United States of America.

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Ephemeral HIPAA Compliant Secure Messaging for the Medical Profession is imperative for hospitals and independent practitioner.

Secure Messaging for the Medical Profession

With the recent approval of secure texting by the Joint Commission, finding a secure, HIPAA compliant messaging solution is imperative for hospitals and independent practitioners. Utilizing secure texting not only enables the safe transmittal of sensitive information but more efficient patient care team communications

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A new collaboration tool for business communication is secure text messaging

The New Collaboration Tool for Business: Secure Text Messaging

People engage in conversations over phones in public areas without a thought to who can overhear, or about the potential consequences. There is a blind faith that privacy is somehow granted by being surrounded by strangers. That privacy is often valid, however strangers don’t always equal safety.

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A Lawyer today can work anywhere and everywhere bringing new security concerns on keeping client information safe and protected from hackers.

The Mobile Lawyer and Secure Communications

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle Lawyers today work anywhere and everywhere, frequently from airports, coffee shops, client or home offices. Like most organizations today, many law firms and legal departments allow lawyers to use personal devices for work (BYOD), or supply their lawyers with company/firm-owned devices (COPE). According to the American Bar Association (ABA), 91% of lawyers

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Joint Commission Approves Secure Texting for Patient Care

Joint Commission Approves Secure Texting for Patient Care

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle The month of May marked a huge step forward for enhancing patient care communications. The Joint Commission, which accredits healthcare organizations, reversed its long ban on physicians and other clinicians from using text messaging to place orders related to patient care. This announcement was made in the May edition of Perspectives, the

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Multiple universities have been the victim of a data breach. Secure Messaging and emergency response have become more necessary.

Universities, Secure Messaging and Emergency Response

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle On the heels of the largest data breach on record, it is easy to say that data breaches have become big, and all too common, news. We see it flash across the screen daily: legal firm—leak, hospital—ransomware, government agency—hacked. Cyber security is no longer something just for financial organizations to worry about—it’s

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End-to-end encryption provides protection against eavesdroppers and protects a conversation from being intercepted by third parties.

Bold Move for Privacy!

Author–Avi Elkoni In the aftermath of the war between Apple and the FBI, the unexpected announcement this past week from WhatsApp to provide end-to-end encryption for its 1 billion active monthly users is a bold statement for privacy.  In spite of the very public debate about encryption, WhatsApp, an online messaging service, has continued forward

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Obligations from tech companies to aid the government in defense and criminal investigations has increased.

Hi Tech Obligations in Defense of the US: Part 1 Corporate Communications

Author – Galina Datskovsky There is much controversy regarding the obligation of technology companies to aid the government in criminal investigations over the past year greatly due to increased threat of terrorism.  It has been presented in the press that such tactics are necessary to combat terrorism.  On the other side of the debate, technology

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Five tips to better manage your private conversations in 2016 with social media and email communications..

Five Tips to Better Manage Your Private Conversations in 2016  

Author–Mike Koclanes The events and scandals of the past year have further heightened our awareness about privacy issues in our use of the internet. Nonetheless, it did not slow me down from sharing my thoughts and social media posts but I do think more carefully about what tools I use to spread news.  This year,

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Vaporstream and IBM MaaS360 to integrate solutions for enterprise mobility management to deliver ephemeral messaging.

IBM MobileFirst Protect Teams Up with Vaporstream to Deliver Ephemeral Messaging

Author–Mike Koclanes Over 350 Billion text messages are sent each month, many of which contain sensitive personal and corporate information. Secure, encrypted messaging options are the best way to ensure security and compliance with regulations such as HIPAA, FINRA, and Sarbanes-Oxley.  IBM MobileFirst Protect formally known as MaaS360 has come together with Vaporstream® to address

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Encryption technology is the most effective way to achieve data security.

Paris Attacks and Encryption Technology: The Debate Continues

Author – Galina Datskovsky, Ph.D., CRM We are seeing much discussion about encryption technology and encrypted communications in the news in the wake of the Paris attack.  The intelligence community did not intercept the communication between the attackers leading up to the attack, and this leads many to believe that encrypted communications must have been

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Businesses benefit from BYOD programs shifting costs to the user - including costs for the hardware, taxes, voice and/or data services, and other associated expenses.

Ephemeral Messaging Protects Privacy in a BYOD Environment

By Mike Koclanes The days of working at a company and receiving a new cell phone on your first day have started to fade away.  Market researcher Gartner Inc. predicts that almost four in 10 organizations will rely exclusively on a policy of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) — meaning they will no longer provide

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Security, privacy, and confidentiality when controlling your content in a less then perfect world.

Controlling Your Content in a Less Than Private World

By Galina Datskovsky Welcome to the first of what we intend to make a series of exciting and provocative discussions regarding security, privacy, confidentiality, and compliance. We take these issues very seriously and want to share our vision with you. At Vaporstream® we all believe: 1. That YOU should be in control of every conversation

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