As video and audio conferencing have surged in popularity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, data privacy and security issues with many conferencing tools have come to light. Data security, practices and policies are critically important and can have real consequences if they are not prioritized by the vendors you partner with.
What can happen if your audio and conferencing are not secure?
Trade secrets, passwords, or other sensitive data may be compromised by outside technology designed to record digital communication. Customers trust companies with sensitive information daily. Data leaks and security breaches threaten to break that trust. Without video and conferencing security, customer information is at risk. It only takes minutes to destroy your company’s reputation, but may take years to regain trust and positive brand recognition.
A security breach not only affects your customers and reputation, but it also impacts the future of your business. Security breaches come at a price; a report from Kaspersky Lab states for small businesses a data breach could cost as much as $46,000. For an enterprise, it can cost up to $620,000. These costs stem from fines, legal costs, disruptions of workflow, and additional measures required to restore data security. Having a secure audio and video conferencing system is essential to a business’s growth and prosperity.
What does a secure conferencing platform need?
Secure systems require the application of preventative measures to protect data using end-to-end encryption. What does end-to-end encryption mean? It means that all conversations through audio and video will only be seen by the communicating users within the platform. This prevents data from being read or modified by anyone other than the original sender and recipient. End-to-end encryption is a necessary security function to ensure data is transferred securely between endpoints.
Cisco ensures secure video and audio conferencing within Webex Meetings.
Security is an important consideration when partnering with any technology vendor. At Cisco, security is not an afterthought. It is a disciplined approach to building and delivering world-class products and services from the ground up. Cisco has taken the necessary steps to ensure your data is secure through multilayer tenant security. The multilayer tenant security includes:
- Application Security – Cryptography administrative and end-user controls;
- Data Security – Physical security within the infrastructure and platform;
- Cisco Security and Trust – Tools and processes to develop and operate a secure environment that can be trusted.
With all of these security measures, Cisco can provide end-to-end encryption for all users on Webex Meetings. Webex Meetings is built with Cisco’s industry-leading security and expertise. Webex Meetings helps ensure secure data, speed, and performance by utilizing global architecture and network data centers. Rest easy knowing your video and audio conferencing data is secure.
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