Email: protecting data

Sending sensitive information in clear/plain text email across the internet is a security risk. If the email is intercepted by an unauthorised party, they may extract data from it.

Two solutions which can mitigate this risk: (a) both the sender and recipient set up and use an encryption standard via an email client; or (b) the email never travels across the internet.

The easier solution is the latter. The image on the right demonstrates this by getting you to view the email on the sender’s email provider website (i.e. ProtonMail).

A password is needed to view the email. This could be something we both know or discussed on telephone. In addition, the email will expire at a certain time.