In lieu of the recent reports wherein employees sell confidential data to competitors, how important is it to have a separate team collaboration app for corporates?
While generic platforms offer the same basic communication benefits as their workplace-specific counterparts – that is the ability to send messages – they are not designed with enterprise-grade security in mind. This is especially true in certain industries where noncompliance with regulations can have legal implications. The recent WhatsApp breach that targeted millions of people raises another weak point of these generic platforms. Their use by regular consumers at a large scale makes them a prime target for hackers looking to steal private information.
The recent WhatsApp breach that targeted millions of people raises another weak point of these generic platforms.
WhatsApp is not alone in these vulnerabilities; they likely exist in most consumer messaging apps. Given the pitfalls that can occur if sensitive information is exposed through a breach of employee communications, businesses should look for enterprise-grade communication and collaboration platforms with a specific set of security features to minimize risks. While there’s no silver bullet to prevent breaches, as hackers are getting more sophisticated by the day, there are features and certifications that lead to a safer and more secure employee communication strategy.
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