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Is Secure Communication Hard To Maintain?

We are all familiar with communicating online, in our work and home lives – but do you know what to look out for to ensure that the platforms you are using are secure? Making sure that the platforms and apps that we use to communicate have the necessary security in place so that we can reduce the risk of information becoming compromised is crucial. Read on to find out more! 

What do we mean by secure communication? 

Secure communication means keeping messages, emails, documents, and other materials that we share, safe. It is in place so that what we send online to colleagues or employees cannot be intercepted by third parties that are not meant to view the contents. It is essential that businesses of all sizes do what they can, and encourage their employees to maintain secure communication, so that information does not fall into the wrong hands. If your company uses a way of communication that is not secure, you may end up in financial danger, or lose information that you will not be able to get back. Not only this, but you may also end up with a bad reputation if clients or customers think that their details are not in safe hands. 

How can you maintain it? 

We all communicate online, whether that’s in a work environment, or every day via messaging apps or emails. As online communication has become more popular over the last few years, the apps that we use to communicate have become more advanced when it comes to protecting our information from becoming compromised, making it easier for us to communicate safely. You should make sure that whichever communication platform you choose is secure, but as well as this, here are a few ways in which you can maintain secure communication. 


Using strong passwords is essential when maintaining security within apps, and email platforms. You should change your passwords frequently so that if one of your accounts is infiltrated, the others will not be. They should be a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols – the harder to guess the better! If you are sending documents over the internet, you can password protect these too. This means that if an email containing sensitive information is intercepted, the document will still remain protected. 


This is one of the most important features to look out for when maintaining secure communication. Encryption is the process in which information that is sent either in an app or an email is coded so that if it happens to be intercepted by a third party, they will not be able to read the contents. Messaging apps, collaboration platforms and emails mostly all feature encryption as standard, but you should double-check for this before deciding to use them. 


When maintaining secure communication, you should make sure that you stay up to date with updates that your chosen platform needs to operate at its best. This means that you are more likely to be able to maintain security easily, and your software will be able to patch any issues that may lead to your information becoming compromised. 


You should have security software in place to ensure that every device that your company uses is protected and that any company information remains secure. There are a few features that you should look for in your chosen security software that can allow you to maintain secure communication, like intrusion prevention, which looks for threats and monitors networks, and analytics that mean you can reflect on what is and isn’t working when it comes to security, and identity management that controls who can gain access as admin.