Email Encryption FAQs

What does email encryption mean?

Encryption means that the email content converts into an unreadable format that cannot be deciphered and accessed by cybercriminals. 

At Cytek, we use a highly-secure end-to-end encryption method that encrypts the sender’s message when in transit and when in the recipient’s inbox. The recipient receives a private password, which then decrypts the message into a readable format. This password is only known to the recipient and is a form of authentication, adding an extra layer of security to your email communications. 

Will email encryption make correspondence more difficult and complicated?

Email encryption is crucial for secure and protected email communications. Hackers and cybercriminals who may exploit the information can easily access and read unencrypted emails. 

With Cytek Secure Mail, though you have to take a moment to communicate to your recipient the password that provides them access to your emails, this delivers peace of mind that your messages are inaccessible to any unintended or unwanted readers. 

When do I have to use email encryption?

Encryption is essential when you need to protect the privacy and information in an email message. For example, if you are sending an email with patient details, email encryption is not only important to protect that patient’s privacy, but is also required by HIPAA. 

A risk assessment helps reveal areas where your organization’s protected health information (PHI) could be at risk. Take our free online assessment and start protecting your practice today.

Getting your employees HIPAA certified is quick and easy with our self-paced, online training.