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Microsoft Office 365 Encrypted Email On Tap
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Stratustician
Stratustician,
User Rank: Moderator
12/2/2013 | 7:28:42 PM
I'm still not convinced...
While I love the idea of email providers (or solutions as in this case) building in encryption, I don't see the masses appreciating this as much as enterprises would like to think. 

One of the biggest reasons employees use corporate email addresses to send non-business emails is to send files.  With the advent of cloud storage, this has probably dropped the number of folks using corporate email in a way that would lend itself to data loss risk.  In reality, most security tools should be able to flag emails with sensitive information, so at this point, what would encryption really achieve?

Yes, sending corporate emails in general has the risk of potentially being intercepted by unwanted parties, but until we can prove without a doubt, that this form of encryption is indeed untampered, there is really no immediate benefit in terms of security in the way that Microsoft would probably like to believe.
AustinIT
AustinIT,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/29/2013 | 12:20:52 PM
Too bad Office365 Small Biz Premium is not included
Too bad that the Small Business Premium version of Office365 is not included in the email encryption feature addition. Many small businesses and individuals on those plans could really benefit from this new feature...
samicksha
samicksha,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/27/2013 | 4:54:40 AM
Re: on tap for who? NSA?
I want to thank author for bringing this blog, i have been reading about this topic earlier also, the need and demand of keeping your private data secure is an important issue, moreover one question i often read is, Will it have a backdoor for the NSA? Not sure though.
MikeSullivan73
MikeSullivan73,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/26/2013 | 4:17:50 PM
on tap for who? NSA?
Great article, however this is intergrated into 365 and its there to compete with other providers.

 

In reality if its not independant its not really safe from prying eyes...

 

I would recommend somthing independent like,

gpg

datamotion 

galaxkey

 

all independant and work across platfoms :)

Mike


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