encryption

  • Box KeySafe Aims To Simplify Encryption Key Management For SMBs

    Box KeySafe Aims To Simplify Encryption Key Management For SMBs

    Box announced a new product today called Box KeySafe that should help simplify encryption key management, putting it in reach of small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) who require encryption, but want to avoid the complexities associated with Box’s higher end Enterprise Key Management product. Many highly regulated industries have wanted to move to the cloud, but security and… Read More

  • UK Gov’t Must Clarify Its Position On End-To-End Encryption, Says Parliamentary Committee

    UK Gov’t Must Clarify Its Position On End-To-End Encryption, Says Parliamentary Committee

    It’s not just TechCrunch saying it, now a UK parliamentary science and technology committee has warned the government needs to clarify the legal position around end-to-end encryption in its draft Investigatory Powers Bill (IP bill). Read More

  • Harvard Report Debunks Claim Surveillance Is “Going Dark”

    Harvard Report Debunks Claim Surveillance Is “Going Dark”

    Since the 2013 Snowden disclosures revealed the extent of government surveillance programs it’s been a standard claim by intelligence agencies, seeking to justify their push for more powers, that their ability to track suspects using new technologies is under threat because of growing use of end-to-end encryption by technology companies. Read More

  • The Repeat Political Madness Of Never-Ending Crypto Wars

    The Repeat Political Madness Of Never-Ending Crypto Wars

    What is it with politicians and encryption? There are now two bills in different U.S. states, one in California and one in New York, proposing that smartphones sold in the state must be able to be decrypted on demand by either their manufacturer or OS provider. Read More

  • Why Cloud Computing Will Shake Up Security Crunch Network

    Why Cloud Computing Will Shake Up Security

    As the curtain opens on 2016, you can expect massive changes in the security landscape. Technology providers such as firewall vendors, switching vendors and others will fade as new solutions better suited to the cloud computing environment emerge. On the flip side, companies that provide encryption and anti-malware technologies will continue to see their fortunes rise because the demand… Read More

  • Will 2016 See The End Of Closed-Source Politics? Crunch Network

    Will 2016 See The End Of Closed-Source Politics?

    As the presidential primary campaigns heat up across both parties, voters are increasingly gravitating toward outsider candidates like Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson — candidates promising to shake up the establishment, with the credentials (or lack thereof) to back it up. But of all the issues gaining traction around the debates and campaign stops, one that is… Read More

  • UK Surveillance Bill A Risk To Data Security And Privacy, Says ICO

    UK Surveillance Bill A Risk To Data Security And Privacy, Says ICO

    The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office has criticized the draft Investigatory Powers bill, currently before parliament, warning about the risks of requiring communications service providers to weaken encryption, and also asserting that no clear case has been made for why the state should require data on all its citizens to be retained for a full year. Read More

  • Risks And Red Lines As UK Prepares To Reforge Surveillance Law

    Risks And Red Lines As UK Prepares To Reforge Surveillance Law

    This year the U.K. has a historic opportunity to lead the world in creating a transparent legal framework for the operation of secret state surveillance powers. But there is a parallel risk of forging bad law and encouraging other countries down a similarly problematic path. The stakes could not be higher… Read More

  • Hey Hey, My My, Strong Encryption Will Never Die

    Hey Hey, My My, Strong Encryption Will Never Die

    There are two types of people in the world: people who will encrypt and people who will not. The former cohort is far smaller than the latter. That should change, but it won’t. In essence the argument over what anyone means about the “Manhattan Project” of encryption is a silly one. The Manhattan Project of encryption means nothing to millions of people who are just fine… Read More

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