What Other Agents Know About Your 60% Risk.
Sixty percent of small businesses, such as real estate agents, close down after a hit by this silent attack, according to a report by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Read what happened to real estate broker, Michael Haney, and how to protect yourself.
How to Receive Securely With Encyro
If someone sends you sensitive files or messages over email, they are putting you at risk. Even if they sent you their own sensitive information, any leak from your email could be considered a data breach from your end. This makes it essential to provide an easy way for others to send you information and files securely.
How accountants are getting secure document portals for free!
Santa Cruz, CA accounting firm Chiorini, Hunt, and Jacobs recently had their email hacked. The hacked account contained client W2s, tax returns, social security numbers and other personal information. This loss could have easily been prevented, and for free!
Security Safeguards Checklist
A customer data breach is the probably the biggest information security risk for any business that stores any personally identifiably data about their customers. Use this easy checklist to figure out where your business has vulnerabilities and how to patch them.
Still Emailing Client Data, after GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires you to keep your business data secure, be it data from your clients, patients, or customers. Not just when the data is with you but also when you must pass on this data to other services, such as communicating it over email. GDPR Article 32 requires implementing technical measures to ensure data security. Find out how you can meet those requirements.
Choose Your Upload Page Design
Your upload page showcases your brand to your clients. Encyro makes it easy to customize it with your logo, photo (head shot, office photo, or another picture to showcase your service), and of course your name, business name and contact information. And now you can also choose the design of your upload page from a set of professionally designed templates.
Who Uses Encyro
A review of our recent users shows that people across the United States have been active on the Encyro website. The map below shows user locations and volumes (larger circles represent more users). For privacy reasons, locations are approximate and based on IP address only; we do not link these locations to street addresses or personally identifiable information.
Why is Email Not Secure?
Your bank never emails your statement, right? Because email is not secure. Email data can be stolen as it travels un-encrypted over the network and could be stored un-encrypted on mail servers, Internet mail relays, as well as end devices. Stolen data is sold on the dark web and used to obtain loans, claim tax refunds in your name, make purchases, open new accounts, or even used to create a fake identity for illegal activities.
How to Secure Client Data in Email for GDPR
If you receive personal data from clients, patients, or customers in the EU, then the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires you to keep that data secure and private. Including when you communicate such data, with your clients or other service providers. Email is not secure Your bank never emails your statement, right? Email data can be leaked in many ways.
Easy to Receive from Clients Without Asking Them to Sign Up
Watch this 1-minute video to learn how. If your clients send you sensitive documents over email, that puts not only your client's data, but also your business, at risk. So Encyro lets you receive messages or files securely from clients, without requiring your clients to sign up for any new accounts.
Easy for You to Send, Easy for Them to Receive
When choosing an encrypted email service, it is important to consider not only how easy it is for you, but how easy (or hard) it would be for your clients to receive your secure messages. Watch this short video to see how sending and receiving works with Encyro.
Encyro Lauded for Exceptional Design by Software Review Platform
So many of our users have complimented us on Encyro's ease of use when it comes to client document sharing. This latest honor makes it official. FinancesOnline, an independent external business software review organization, has awarded the Premium Usability Award to Encyro.
How to Manage a Data Breach Incident
Last year’s big Facebook data breach sent millions of users in a flurry to reset their Facebook passwords, hoping and praying that their information hadn't found its way into the wrong hands. Some 50 million Facebook accounts were compromised. What can you do to be prepared?
Three Ways to Encrypt Email in Outlook: Comparison and Setup Instructions
Did you know that the Microsoft Outlook desktop application offers three methods to encrypt emails, including the latest Purview (OME) option that does not require installing certificates and lets you send encrypted email to external recipients? Which email encryption options are available in your scenario and which one should you choose?
12 Mistakes to Avoid When Encrypting Email in Outlook
Using the wrong Outlook plugin to encrypt your secure messages could frustrate your clients, waste your time, and even leave sensitive data saved in insecure locations. The following pitfalls are easy to avoid if you select the correct email encryption option for Microsoft Outlook.
Difference Between Identity Theft and Data Breach
Identity theft refers to stealing your personal identification information such as your social security number and other details. Data breach (also known as data loss, data leak, or data spill) on the other hand refers to stealing other people's (e.g., your clients) personal information that they shared with you. The biggest difference is that a data breach is much more sinister than identity theft in terms of damages inflicted on the victim.
5 Ways to Encrypt Email For Your Business
Choosing the wrong email encryption could shoo away clients by introducing unnecessary friction. And you may be paying for something that is not as good when the best solution is actually free. Each encryption service possesses different pros and cons, suited to different situations or businesses.
How To Quickly Satisfy IRS Guidelines for Tax Preparers
Is it worth checking out the IRS Guidelines for tax preparers? The new IRS guidelines help you protect your business, avoid losing clients, and compete effectively with the big firms. This detailed article breaks it down into simple steps that you can take to address all the details.
Three Sins That Put Accountants on the Wall of Shame
If you are an accountant and commit any of the following, you are risking your business and your clients' finances. If you hired an accountant or tax practitioner, make sure they are keeping your data secure, or you will be the one bearing the consequences.
Digital Safeguards for Device Security
Digital data offers tremendous convenience and cost efficiency. From a security perspective, in many ways protecting digital data is easier as well. For instance, protecting digital data against fire or water leaks is so much more practical through an off-site backup, than maintaining photocopies of physical documents. But you do need to keep your computers and mobile devices secure. Check if have taken all these important steps.