According to the article, “Millennials’ Push For Corporate Instant Messaging Will Enhance Cybersecurity,” corporate instant messaging is becoming a significant addition to emailing for business-wide communications. This is a trend for two reasons: Millennials, who grew up with advent of instant messaging, have bigger roles in corporations and instant messaging systems substantially enhance productivity. Even better, instant messaging systems could provide more protection from the risks of internal intrusions than emailing, if structured to incorporate the most current electronic security programs.

          Advantages of instant messaging for internal corporate communications include: the “conversation-structuring of thematic-specific exchanges as they occur in real time” and the shorter composition design that requires the writer to get to the point. Extra resources are being used to strengthen the security of instant messaging systems, due to their increased use in the corporate world, so their security protocols have the potential to surpass those of emails and provide increased productivity as well as strong security protections. C-Suites and
Boards of Directors need to embrace the use of corporate instant messaging, because Millennials will continue to use it for the business advantages. If corporations do not embrace the trend, competing internal communications will result, which will weaken the security of entire internal communications networks.

          After reading this article, a concern surfaced as to whether or not U.S. Government personnel use internal instant messaging as a way to communicate. And, if so, are their internal instant messaging systems, particularly those with highly sensitive information being sent back and forth, structured to incorporate the most current electronic security programs? In light of recent events, such as the leak of Hillary Clinton’s emails, it is critical to official business of the U.S. Government to protect both internal and external communications systems. The Trump administration should make every effort to ensure that all communications systems within the government are protected with the most up-to-date electronic security measures.