Email encryption is a great way to protect sensitive information from hackers. It is also an excellent option for healthcare professionals who need to protect sensitive patient data.
There are a lot of secure email apps out there. But most of them are designed for mobile, not desktops. This can cause some friction for users.
End-to-end encryption (E2EE) scrambles the data that you send over the internet into unreadable ciphertext that only authorized parties can decrypt with their private keys. This makes it impossible for a third party to read your message, even if they are able to intercept it in transit.
E2EE is an effective way to protect your privacy and secure the information that you share with your friends and family. It also helps protect your free speech against governments that seek to persecute or intimidate you.
However, it’s not completely secure, and there are some things that can go wrong. First, malware on your devices can read your correspondence without you being aware of it. Second, if you have an email account with a service that does not use E2EE, it is possible for hackers to hack into the service and access your personal messages.
Sealed box public-key cryptography
Our sealed box public-key cryptography service ensures that all emails sent and received through our service are completely private and secure. Telios uses a combination of cipher algorithms and ephemeral keypairs to encrypt messages.
These ciphers use Curve25519, XSalsa20 and Poly1305 to encrypt data. This ensures that only the intended recipient can decrypt the message.
The ciphers also compute an authentication tag and nonce. This allows the intended receiver to verify that the data has not been tampered with or there was an error during encryption.
Sealed boxes are a variant of public-key cryptography, which only requires the recipient’s public key to decrypt a message. This makes it a less secure form of cryptography, but also a safer way to send a single encrypted message.
HIPAA is a federal law that sets national standards for protecting the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). It covers healthcare providers, insurers, and healthcare clearinghouses.
Using secure email solutions that encrypt messages and attachments in transit and at rest is a requirement for HIPAA compliance when sending email with PHI. This can prevent data breaches and ensure that your organization is always in compliance.
Virtru offers an easy-to-use service that allows healthcare professionals to encrypt email and attach files without needing to install a new account or password. Users simply add the extension to their web browser or integrate Virtru into their email application. They can then share encrypted emails and attachments with anyone, right from their existing email inbox.
Easy to use
Our end-to-end encrypted email service is as easy to use as it is secure. It provides a great choice for healthcare professionals who need to protect sensitive patient information from hackers and unauthorized employees.
It also enables HIPAA compliance for all accounts, which means that only authorized parties can access a patient’s records. That’s essential for compliance with state and federal privacy laws.
Tutanota is an open-source secure email service that automatically encrypts messages from your inbox and outbox, regardless of the recipient’s email provider. Its web-based interface is simple, and it works on any device without the need for software.
ProtonMail is another email service that uses end-to-end encryption to ensure the safety of your emails. It is compatible with a wide range of devices and offers email aliases, which you can manage from your main inbox. Its free plan lets you send up to 200 messages per day, attach up to 10 MB of files, and get 1 GB of storage quota.