Today we released a new version of Secure OS. Though a fairly small update, it brings important enhancements to the Secure Phone’s usability and user experience.
The new version of Secure OS, 2.2.0, introduces Emergency Center and Incognito Mode. These new features help you react quicker in critical situations, and give you more control over wiping the device when necessary.
We’ve always tried to keep behind the scenes the complex encryption processes that guarantee secure communications to our users and only present security solutions that are easy and intuitive to use. In another step towards that goal, Secure Group is excited to introduce Security Lock – a single passcode for app lock and data encryption that unifies the flow for our flagship applications. It makes its big debut in Secure Chat v2.1.0, and will soon be incorporated in Secure Email and other major applications on Secure Phone.
Do you use free hotel Wi-Fi? Well, you better not. Last week security research firm FireEye published a report claiming a notorious hacking group is using a leaked NSA tool to infiltrate hotel networks and steal the credentials of high-profile targets. Just another reason to stay clear of free Wi-Fi hotspots.
We often repeat that privacy is a fundamental human right. The independence of thought it gives people is necessary for social and political progress. The alternative is tyranny. In today’s world of ubiquitous mobile communications, using encryption is the first step towards preserving that right. Secure Group, however, takes things further with complete solutions for private and secure conversations.
Secure communications are of fundamental importance for the security and defense sector. This is no news. The field is where most advancements in cryptography came from anyway. On top of its encrypted products and services, Secure Group offers innovative approaches to connectivity and infrastructure independence that bring security one step further.
The energy industry is a volatile one. A shift in one company’s operations could cause a domino effect and disrupt entire markets and economies. In a sector like this, information is a high-value asset and the security of communications is a vital part of protecting that information.
Companies in the consulting and accounting sector handle sensitive corporate information on a daily basis. This includes the financial books of clients, confidential business plans, personal information, credentials, etc. This data is a goldmine for cybercriminals who can either profit directly from it by using it to commit fraud or by reselling it to competitors. Hence, it is of vital importance for companies to protect it by encrypting their communications, file transfers, and storage.
The financial and banking industry is among the primary targets of any crime, including cyber. It is literally where the money is. The client information that banks store is also of interest because it could be used to commit identity theft and fraud. To counter these threats, the banking industry needs to secure its communications.
Where information is of high value, cybercrime is sure to follow. The pharmaceutical industry is a primary example for that. Drug formulas, patents, and R&D data are some of the most valuable assets in this trillion-dollar industry. It is of vital importance for companies to protect their intellectual property, and communication security is an integral part of any such effort.