The new year brings with it a new 37signals employee. Welcome aboard Jeffrey!

The first step with any new hire? Keeping things secure. Here’s where we begin…

1. Use encrypted mail for 37signals stuff. For users: If you don’t already have a client certificate installed, you can use this guide.

2. We use Adium (for it’s encryption) for IM so we can throw around passwords and other sensitive data.

3. We use encrypted disk images for source code. I think everyone here uses Knox for that.