We live in a world where people’s sensitive information is valuable, and perhaps nobody’s data is worth more than business leaders. Hackers target companies regularly to the point where it’s standard procedure for HR departments to warn employees about how to avoid a data breach.
If all employees pose such a risk, managers and CEOs are an even bigger target. Only the best encrypted messaging apps can keep them truly safe so that they can conduct business in a stable, predictable fashion without devastating consequences from a breach. Let’s learn more about how these apps work.
State of the Art Encryption
The first line of defence in the most secure platforms is encryption. Industry leaders use their own proprietary encryption, such as ChatMail Advanced Messaging and Parsing Protocol (CAMP), which encompasses both PGP and Elliptical Curve Cryptography.
The Key Exchange utilizes the Double Ratchet Algorithm combining the cryptographic ratchet based on the Diffie-Hellman key exchange and a ratchet based on the key derivative function. The key is stored on the device itself, so only the person holding the device can access the communications.
Don’t try any app that simply labels “end-to-end encryption” on their product because not all encryption is the same. Rely on state-of-the-art encryption only to defend against corporate saboteurs.
No Server Storage
If there are ways for a hacker to access your communications without decrypting them, it doesn’t matter how sophisticated your encryption is. The best business productivity tools use a proprietary design that never stores your communications on a server, so any possibility of penetrating your communications is removed before there’s a risk of a breach.
Only username, activation, and expiry date should be stored on a server, but no sensitive data whatsoever.
Practical Privacy Guards
What if a CEO loses their phone? A digital hack is one thing, but the device needs protection if it falls into the wrong hands.
Look for a platform that lets you set duress passwords, so the phone will instantly delete all sensitive data if someone enters the wrong password. Messages or content like notes or pictures set to self-destruct will be eliminated on both devices. Such content can’t be favorited, forwarded, or saved.
The phone should have a notebook lock screen guarded by a custom PIN for two-factor authentication. Pictures should be encrypted, too, and there should be no cached image data.
Easy to Use in Many Languages
Finally, business leaders don’t have time to navigate complicated devices. In the past, encryption was either too complicated for everyday users or too porous to be truly secure.
Thankfully, the most secure platforms are now easy to use. They also work with many languages — English, Russian, French, Swedish, German, Dutch, and more — which business leaders in a globalized world will appreciate.
Multinational companies have paid millions of dollars in damages and had their reputations shredded overnight because a hacker managed to find a breach. Business leaders need military-grade encryption and nothing less to keep securely connected.