To set some context for the level of privacy and security Helm has been designed for, let’s briefly touch on our threat model.
- Government Surveillance: We are focusing on third-party doctrine and how large cloud service providers are routinely compelled to turn over user data.
- Corporate Surveillance: Providers of free services are interested in collecting as much data about their users as possible. All of this data is used to serve ads and may also be sold to data brokers.
- Hackers: We are focusing on how hackers compromise email accounts by exploiting bad passwords, phishing for email credentials and leveraging data from massive breaches.
We’ll have a post in the future that explores our threat model in greater detail.