As has become apparent, mail, chat and message communication can be traced and hacked and phone calls can be eavesdropped. This is a serious concern when it comes to company secrets, doctor-to-patient communication, and other matters where privacy is essential.
How do you make 100% sure that nobody can peak in without having to pay for expensive high-tech equipment? Our security app, Bosbec Top Secret, does the trick.
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Here is a typical situation:
The management director of a listed major international company wants to call an urgent meeting with his top management after learning that sales in the U.S. market have dropped dramatically. It is information that, if leaked, could trigger massive sales of company shares and a heavy fine from financial authorities. It must be kept absolutely secret.
No mail, messages, or phone calls are allowed about this meeting. So, how can the participants be informed? Our app allows the Managing Director to create individualised virtual keys (based on the Advanced Encryption Standard, AES). In this example, the MD invites the members of the management group, who are spread around the world, to a chat session. Once they use their key to attend the chat, it is destroyed.
In another instance, a doctor wants to communicate to a female patient about the development of her cancer. She has not even told her husband about it. The doctor sends her a virtual key.
Tip: Secret messaging
When should you keep your messages top secret?
1. Start by evaluating how sensitive the information really is. Increased security often makes it more complicated to send and receive messages. Ask:
>What could happen if someone else got ahold of the information?
>Is it personal information about, for instance, an employee? Could failure to keep it secret have legal consequences?
>Is it medical information about a private person?
>Is it economic information that, if leaked, could have major consequences?
2. Watch out for leaks
>Your mail can be easily shared and done so broadly. You have virtually no control over how information is distributed on social media.
>Free apps often have the right to use your information in order to get revenues from advertisement.
>Even so-called secure messaging or secure email is not entirely safe. Their encryption lies with the supplier and someone can decrypt and view your information.
>Servers can be hacked and passwords leaked.
>GDPR means increased responsibility for how your company deals with private information, meaning, for instance, that the customer, visitor, or others stored in your system have the right to decide how long you keep information about them and how you use it.