Acceptto, CEO discusses what are some basic considerations for cybersecurity professionals when looking at messaging applications
"First, it is best to pick apps that offer end-to-end encryption, including the encryption of metadata," he says.
End-to-end encryption is one of the factors many users cite when asked why they choose a messaging service like WhatsApp. And while that encryption is critical, it's not the only consideration, especially when an employee seeks to use one of these public messaging services to communicate with customers or partners.
"Knowing what data exactly is captured from your device is a key factor. Apps that harvest the contact list or store any metadata associated with communication are problematic,"—Shahrokh Shahidzadeh