We take information security seriously. Payroll data security is at the heart of everything we do and with the ever increasing media reports of the increase in online fraud and data loss in the UK, we have reviewed our own approach to information security.
The Information Commissioners Office has a wide range of powers at its disposal to enforce the Data Protection Act 1998. These range from assessments and enforcement notices through to fines of up to £500,000. No business can afford to ignore the financial and legal consequences of a breach in the security of the information it keeps, nor the impact upon its reputation amongst customers, suppliers, employees and the wider business community.
As a result we have decided to introduce the simple and free to use Egress Switch data encryption software which will ensure the transfer of electronic data between you and us is now even more secure. It will help us both comply with legal and professional regulations.
We have chosen this solution because:-
- It’s free – you can receive encrypted emails from us and send encrypted emails back to us at no cost.
- It’s easy to use – anyone can download it and it’s as simple to use as opening a file.
- It’s easy to download – you don’t need IT Administrator rights and it works on a wide range of platforms.
- You can control access – through policies, time-outs, revocations and other methods for even greater control.
- You can encrypt data before storing it on portable devices – so your data is secure if you lose a USB stick.
- Quick to deploy and low cost – when you are ready to encrypt your own data.
This FREE solution will help us both take effective measures to secure your information.
Here is how it works:
1. To open an encrypted email or attachment from us – download the FREE Switch Reader.
Download the Reader: Go to http://www.egress.com/downloadnow. You don’t need IT Administrator rights – anyone can download it.
Create your account, enter your email address and enter a password. That’s it.
2. To send an encrypted email to us – download the FREE Switch Client.
When you are sending confidential or personal information to us you will need to download the Switch Client.
The Switch Client is both the Reader for encrypted emails we send to you and it also encrypts emails you send to us. You will need IT Administrator rights to download this, so please speak to you IT Administrator.
Download the Client from http://www.egress.com
3. Want to find out more or start encrypting your own business data?
Less than 10 users? Follow this link http://www.egress.com/buyonline and enter a promo code of IAAITC-VBS to receive your 10% discount on the on-line prices.
More than 10 users? Contact Robin at Virtual Business Source on 01462 687339 or email@example.com for volume discounted pricing and details on how to set up a business account.
Any questions? Please contact Robin at Virtual Business Source on 01462 687339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.