There’s an inverse relationship between connection and control.
Our world is more connected than ever. Did you know that Slack has over 2,200 apps in their integration directory? While integrations offer convenience and efficiency, they can also pose major security and privacy risks.
With nearly every way people communicate digitally today, including work email, team collaboration, text and even encrypted messaging apps, once you click send, you lose control. Your recipient can export, print, forward or email your information to anyone, without your knowledge.
Secure Containers: Making the Digital World more Physical
Let’s take a step back and think about in-person communication. In the physical world, visualize a highly secured office building that’s not connected to any other buildings. Only certain people are permitted in the building (employees, guests, etc). Once a person’s identity has been confirmed by security, they are granted access to the building.
Upon entry, they can’t run around and do whatever they want. They are only permitted to be in certain rooms. Meetings that take place in these spaces typically have a person, or multiple people, in charge. The person in charge decides who can enter, who must leave, and what they can do when they are inside. In essence, the person in charge runs the show.
This is all well and fine, but the reality is that people that are dispersed throughout communities, states and even countries need to be able to work together – and they often can’t meet in a physical building (especially during a pandemic).
That’s why we built LockDown Business. We aim to provide businesses with the privacy, security and control of a highly secured office building, but delivered right to their smartphone and/or computer.
Our Solution: Combining Encrypted Messaging with Complete Visibility
Think of LockDown Business as your company’s own private digital world. The business controls who may enter their private environment and maintains visibility over what is said and shared.
Using the building analogy, anyone who wants to come inside must be granted access by the front desk. Each person is assigned a role.
Once in the LockDown business environment, people can message, share and store information as they please while administrators control everyone’s permissions in the background.
By default, nothing leaves the LockDown environment without express permission by authorized parties – so no exporting, forwarding, printing or copying of information is permitted.
While this may sound elementary, the other encrypted messaging apps on the market today allow people to message anyone.
Many business and security teams have good intentions when they use consumer-oriented encrypted messaging apps. They are often simply trying to operate more securely than by using email, text or Slack/Teams. However, introducing these tools brings significant risk because information can leak without any visibility to the business.
To take it one step further, businesses that allow other encrypted messaging apps into their ecosystem (often unknowingly) introduce a highly dangerous tool that can be used to exfiltrate data.
Where do we go from here?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need out of band communication.
To learn more about LockDown Business, contact us here.
Or, download LockDown Personal for free.
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