Don’t Forget Email

Emails containing PHI and other sensitive data must be protected, as well. By its nature, email is not a terribly secure way to share information. When you send out an email, it goes through your network’s email server on its way to a corresponding email server associated with the recipient’s computer or mobile device. It passes through any number of servers along the way from sender to recipient, like a flat stone skipping along the top of a pond. And if that email isn’t encrypted, anyone with access to any one of those servers can read it. Numerous email encryption options are available.36