Text messaging is simple, concise and compatible with virtually every mobile device, operating system and wireless carrier, making it very appealing to financial advisors and their customers. However, if used for business communications, texts can create tremendous risk.
Less than a third of financial firms have a text supervision solution in place according to the Smarsh 2016 Electronic Communications Compliance Survey, the largest compliance gap facing financial firms today. Text messaging can’t be ignored by firms any longer.
Corporate computers and information and communications systems (collectively, “electronic resources”) remain the workhorse for most businesses, even as alternatives, such as third-party text messaging services, external social media, and cloud computing, flourish. Employees rely on corporate electronic resources for e-mail, calendaring, business contacts, Internet access, document creation and storage, and a multitude of other business applications. Consequently, for employers, it is critical to establish and maintain their right to inspect all information stored on, and to monitor all communications transmitted by, corporate electronic resources. The corporate acceptable use policy is the linchpin of that effort.
The ten tips below are intended to aid employers who either want to implement an acceptable use policy for the first time, or who need to update their policy.
Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: Apr 22, 2010
This report summarizes the findings of Proofpoint's sixth-annual email security and data loss prevention study, including surprising statistics about how large companies manage the risks associated with outbound email, blog postings, media sharing sites, social networking sites, mobile Internet-connected devices and other electronic communications streams.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 19, 2009
Businesses over the past ten years have used email archiving solutions in order to meet record retention compliance, facilitate electronic discovery, and control message-related storage costs. Despite these benefits, many organizations still have not adopted an archiving solution and still simply enforce mailbox quotas or message deletion policies as the best way to manage messaging environments.
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