Boards of directors require efficient communication to establish the company’s goals and help it hit the goals. Their communications could expose confidential information, including financial information that could prove disastrous in the improper hands.

Secure board communication is important, especially with the changing nature of business. To accomplish this, boards must act and implement secure collaboration tools such as board portals or real-time communication platforms. It’s important that boards can examine and track their governance performance, which includes their approach to secure communications.

A board portal, for instance, that permits seamless transition between informal and formal communication channels, like email, group chats, and texting, is essential to ensure secure communications. This type of software can offer a secure, private method to collaborate on documents. It also allows for quick file sharing and live discussions. It should have features that allow for granular control of access and deletion and encryption protocols and backup.

A robust board portal is vital but equally important are reliable instant messaging apps and meeting scheduling software. These should be simple to use and operate like popular phone, texting and email applications. They should also come with additional security features like the ability to blocking messages and preset contacts. They will also automatically send read notifications, and an “view-only attachment” option that prevents downloading screen captures, exporting, and forwarding. To avoid data loss the devices should be backup in multiple locations as well as remote ones.