Sarbanes-Oxley: A Cross-Industry Email Compliance Challenge

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An effective email security solution must address all aspects of controlling access to electronically stored company financial information. This includes access during transport as well as access to static information resident atrepparttar company or on a remote site or machine. Givenrepparttar 135968 wide functionality of email, as well asrepparttar 135969 broad spectrum of threats that face email systems, ensuring appropriate information access control for all of these points requires:

  • A capable policy enforcement mechanism to set rules in accordance with each company’s systems of internal controls;
  • Encryption capabilities to ensure privacy and confidentiality through secure and authenticated transport and delivery of email messages;
  • Secure remote access to enable remote access for authorized users while preventing access from unauthorized users;
  • Anti-spam and anti-phishing technology to prevent malicious code from entering a machine and to prevent private information from being provided to unauthorized parties

For years, corporations addressed their various email security needs through a mixture of third-party software “solutions” designed to address specific areas of vulnerability. Today, however, this approach is ineffective. New amorphous threats adapt to evenrepparttar 135970 latest security technology, helping hackers and spammers stay a step ahead of most stand-alone protective measures. System administrators remain in a reactionary mode, waiting forrepparttar 135971 next attack and hoping their mixed bag of security software is up torepparttar 135972 test. The new challenges posed to email security demand a new approach that protects enterprises from all types of malicious attacks. Enter CipherTrust’s IronMail.

IronMail and Sarbanes-Oxley IronMail has been created to protect organizations from both known and unknown email security attacks. IronMail offers automatic or manual updates to protect against both known and newly discovered email security threats and vulnerabilities, andrepparttar 135973 comprehensive messaging security provided by IronMail assists organizations in key areas of maintaining effective internal controls. Specific financial information threats and vulnerabilities protected by IronMail include:

  • Viruses, worms, and other malicious code
  • Internal users and external hackers attacking email systems
  • System failures from malicious attacks that can lead to subsequent legal liabilities
  • Unintentional or malicious information access or exposure

IronMail provides a comprehensive solution torepparttar 135974 Sarbanes-Oxley information integrity requirements as they relate to protecting corporate financial information that is transmitted and stored via email. Everything from message privacy/encryption to email firewall and intrusion protection to content filtering is included inrepparttar 135975 IronMail solution.

Takerepparttar 135976 Next Step Learn more about how IronMail helps organizations ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance by visiting or requesting CipherTrust’s free whitepaper, “Contributing to Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance with IronMail”.

CipherTrust is the leader in anti-spam and email security. Learn more by downloading our free whitepaper, “Contributing to Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance with IronMail” or by visiting

Alert: New HIPAA Rules Could Affect Your Organization

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Organizations regulated by HIPAA must comply and put these practices in place. However,repparttar need to comply with regulations puts particular pressure onrepparttar 135967 healthcare industry to enhance their use of technology and “catch up” with other industries of similar size and scope. Privacy and Email Security The privacy protection provisions in HIPAA pose a major compliance challenge forrepparttar 135968 healthcare industry. These provisions are intended to protect patients from disclosure of any of their individually identifiable health information. Organizations that fail to protect this information face fines ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 for each instance of unauthorized disclosure. Ifrepparttar 135969 disclosure is found to be intentional, HIPAA provides for fines ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 and possible jail time for individuals involved inrepparttar 135970 violations.

The clock is ticking – it’s time to get started Bringing an enterprise into compliance withrepparttar 135971 rules set by HIPAA can seem like a very daunting task to evenrepparttar 135972 most experienced executives. Nonetheless,repparttar 135973 growing dependence on email as a mission-critical application requires that your organization implement comprehensive security and privacy policies – and soon. A solid combination of security policies andrepparttar 135974 technologies to enforce those policies can ensure improved security as well as HIPAA readiness and ongoing adherence.

Despiterepparttar 135975 immediacy ofrepparttar 135976 new HIPAA security rule, your organization can still achieve compliance. Learn more about how IronMail helps organizations comply with HIPAA by downloading CipherTrust’s free whitepaper, "IronMail Compliance Control: Contributing to Corporate Regulatory Compliance".

CipherTrust is the leader in anti-spam and email security. Learn more by downloading our free whitepaper, “IronMail Compliance Control: Contributing to Corporate Regulatory Compliance” or by visiting

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