If you’re already on the Slack bandwagon, then you have probably experienced first-hand how it can make communications between teams far simpler and more streamlined. With 8 million daily active users, it’s clear Slack has come to dominate the team chat world, especially in tech and tech-savvy industries.
From a security perspective, Slack has done a solid job of keeping its assets on lock. The company adheres to several stringent compliance regulations, including SOC 3, SOC 2, NIST 800-53, HIPAA, and more. In addition, the company has outlined in detail its GDPR compliance plan. With security features including data encryption at rest, SAML-based SSO, SCIM provisioning, and additional enterprise security software support, it’s clear that the company takes its approach to securing customer data very seriously.
So, we feel that it’s perfectly possible for companies of all shapes and sizes to lean on Slack for team chat and ops without worrying too much about security. But, we also believe in the shared responsibility model when it comes to any form of online security. No one’s perfect, and Slack’s ubiquity and popularity mean that it will always be a target for cybercriminals looking to steal information.
There’s no need to run scared, but you do need to be smart about how you use this valuable tool. Here are our tips for running Slack securely at your organization. Read more “How to Stay Secure on Slack”