Personal vs. Corporate Email: Which One is More Secure?
You may have been wondering what the answer is to this question. Finally, find out which one of your email accounts is more secure.
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Security threats differ for personal and corporate email accounts, which means that approaches to secure these accounts will differ as well. Your personal email account may contain private photos or information from your personal life, but your corporate email account will likely need to protect sensitive or confidential company information pertaining to clients and business affairs.
While the security of both accounts is crucial, a hacker gaining access to your corporate email account is likely to cause more damage. In this scenario, they could potentially access your business’ computer system and infect it with malware, such as ransomware, or leak sensitive company information. The stakes are certainly going to be much higher than if a hacker gained access to your personal email account.
The security approach for a company largely depends on your company’s geographic location, industry, the nature of your company, and your company’s size. Your company should have an IT team that is aware of how all of this determines the type and frequency of security threats that you receive.
For example, nonprofit organizations, universities, and government organizations are more likely to receive malware and phishing attacks, where as businesses are likely to be victims of spam, phishing, and malware attacks. Corporate accounts are about 5x more likely to receive malicious threats than personal email accounts, which means that the security of your corporate account needs to be more thorough than your personal account. As far as your personal email account is concerned, you’re less likely to receive spam if you use a Gmail account than if you use an AOL or Yahoo account.
So, which account is more secure? Well, it depends on how cyber-aware you and your company are, and how much you and your company focus on cybersecurity. If your business has a strong IT department and cybersecurity plan in place, then your corporate email account is likely to be much more secure than your personal account.