As Slack is getting popular and more prominent with the increasing number of users, the company had to increase the security protection on the servers. Slack engineers knew it, and they have added improved security measures to prevent data breaches and other issues that are related to the security of the enterprises. Last Year, the company announced the new encryption key management feature for the platform, and now they’ve announced the new security strategy with improvements in the safety of the platform and the data of the users.
Currently, individuals and big enterprises use Slack as the inter-departmental communication tool. Before using this tool, the big companies need to ensure minimum and maximum levels of security for this tool, otherwise, the attackers could easily breach the network and steal valuable data. In the post published today on the official blog, Slack announced the new security measures, that will benefit all of the users, especially the enterprises. According to the blog post, the company will introduce the FaceID, TouchID, or passkey protected login for mobile devices. Also, the users can report the stolen devices and remotely wipe the slack conversations from the device through API.
Even though asked by the community for a long time, the company has not introduced the End-to-End encryption for the conversations. A Spokesperson of Slack said that adding End-to-End encryption would limit the functionality. The users needing the E2E on Slack can use the Encryption Key Management feature to get cryptographic controls on the conversations. Not just these features, but soon, the users can prevent unauthorized downloads to the unapproved IP addresses, preventing data leaks from the network of the system. All these new additions and features will make system administrator teams at the enterprises safe about using the platform for team communication and management.