How to Protect E-mail Confidentiality in Regulated Industries

    This security guidance is designed for anyone who is responsible for providing e-mail services in a midsize business. The solution in this paper enables different users in a midsize business environment to communicate with each other securely.
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        This paper will:
        • Define the issues faced by regulated industries
        • Introduce the concepts of e-mail confidentiality
        • Discuss approaches to e-mail confidentiality in regulated industries
        • Discuss the need for digital signatures and message encryption in regulated industries
        • Develop a working definition of e-mail confidentiality
        • Highlight specific examples of e-mail confidentiality breaches
        In addition, this paper discusses the benefits of implementing e-mail confidentiality (non-repudiation, confidential e-mail, and security); prerequisites for implementation (PKI, Exchange Server 2003, Office Outlook 2003, service packs, and patches); and ongoing operational conditions (service packs, security patch management, and monitoring).
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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