New Method Proposed for Secure Government Access to Encrypted Data

Security experts long have maintained that providing any kind of backdoor access to encrypted data as governments everywhere have been demanding is not possible without seriously undermining the overall security provided by encryption mechanisms. Now a pair of researchers from Boston University and Portland State University has developed a first-of-its kind cryptographic technique that they […]

The One Thing That Protects a Laptop After It’s Been Stolen

When your laptop is lost or stolen, you aren’t just out $800 (or more). Your personal information is also accessible to whoever takes it, even if you have a password. “Unfortunately, a typical password-protected user account does nothing to protect your data,” says Dennis Stewart, a security engineer at CipherTechs. “While the password will prevent someone […]

Sometimes encryption can actually make you less secure

Read Oliver Tavakoli take a look at different types of encryption and explain why all encryption is not good encryption on CSO Online : Most information security professionals believe the following is a truism: Encryption makes you more secure. While sometimes your decision to encrypt data or traffic is driven by compliance mandates, it’s still […]

Three Reasons Why Encryption Is Essential In Safeguarding Data

One of the biggest things keeping business leaders up at night is how to prevent giving the game away.  Gaining a competitive advantage means keeping your strategy from the hands of the opposition. In today’s world ‘the opposition’ has taken on new meaning. No longer are businesses simply rivalling their corporate counterparts, but they are […]

Cisco ETA solves one of the biggest cybersecurity problems

Last summer, Cisco announced a product called Encrypted Traffic Analysis (ETA), which solves one of the biggest cybersecurity problems — finding malware in encrypted traffic. The use of encrypted traffic continues to grow. In fact, it’s over half of all traffic today and will be well over 80 percent by 2020. The benefit of encrypting traffic is […]

Proactively Managing Data Compliance With Encryption Strategies

Read Richard Belch’s article about how businesses can manage data compliance with encryption on Information Security Buzz : The looming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) poses a significant concern for U.S. firms, given the high standards outlined. The Gartner research predicts less than 50% of all the US companies that will be held to the […]

Why end-to-end encryption is about more than just privacy

The question of whether regular people need end-to-end encryption will surely be debated for quite some time. But for Alan Duric, CEO and co-founder of Wire, the question can only have a positive answer. Read why Alan Duric of Wire says that end-to-end encryption is more about just privacy on Help Net Security.

Healthcare Data Encryption not ‘Required,’ but Very Necessary

Healthcare cybersecurity is essential for covered entities of all sizes, especially as ransomware attacks and other types of malware become more common. Healthcare data encryption is often discussed in these situations as well, with many in the industry underlining its importance. Read why HIPPA doesnt make healthcare organisations compulsorily encrypt data but it is very […]

Breaking TLS: Good or bad for security?

Read Todd O’Boyle’s article about whether breaking TLS is good or bad for security on Help Net Security : As the use of TLS by malware and phishing increases, some security practitioners are seeking solutions to break TLS so they can monitor all traffic in and out of their network. Breaking TLS is typically accomplished by loading […]

Businesses increasing encryption efforts

Businesses are increasingly adopting encryption strategies, according to a new report by Thales. More than four in ten (41 per cent) of respondents in the report said their organisation has an encryption strategy that is applied ‘consistently’, across the enterprise. Read more about the new report by Thales which reveals that nearly four out of […]