Today’s columnist, Chris Howell of Wickr, says the lesson from the Twitter hack last summer was that it’s time for organizations to prioritize communications security – and take a closer look at Slack. (Credit: Slack Technologies, Inc.)

Every once in a while, something happens where you throw your hands up and say: “That’s what I’ve been saying!” No, it wasn’t when NFL analysts predicted that my Dallas Cowboys will play well this year. Instead, it was when I read a story about how over the summer, hackers took control of various Twitter accounts and went on an embarrassing joyride.

OK, so bad news for Twitter. But there’s something we can learn by recounting the events from the hacker’s perspective. And it points to something I’ve been saying over and over again has become the modern-day Achilles heel of corporate security: insecure communication and collaboration tools.

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