Items Tagged with "Encryption"


The Current State of Insecurity: Strategies for Inspecting SSL Traffic

April 17, 2015 Added by:Kasey Cross

Encrypted network traffic improves confidentiality and message integrity, but it also puts organizations at risk. This is because hackers can leverage encryption to conceal their exploits from security devices that do not inspect SSL traffic. Attackers are wising up and taking advantage of this gap in corporate defenses.

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Why Enterprises Are Struggling So Much with Encryption

February 19, 2014 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

Encryption. For most organizations, the need for it is very apparent, but for some reason, its implementation often falls well short of goals and expectations. The obvious question here is: why?

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Encryption: The Key to Network Security

December 05, 2013 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

The newly released Encrypt the Web report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) illustrates that even large, well-known enterprises are susceptible to lapses in properly securing network communications.

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Encrypting Data At Rest Or In The Cloud: Is It Value Adding?

October 16, 2013 Added by:Hani Banayoti

Consider encryption at rest but make informed decisions about its value and protection afforded.

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RSA Abandons Suspect NIST Encryption Algorithm

September 21, 2013 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

EMC's RSA security unit sent an advisory to their developer customers warning against use of a toolkit that employs an NIST encryption algorithm by default that is suspected to have been “backdoored” by the NSA.

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Why Elliptic Curve Cryptography is Necessary for Secure Remote Access

August 26, 2013 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

Experts warn that within the next several years, the RSA public key cryptography system could even potentially become obsolete. If that is the case, how will enterprises be able to ensure secure remote access in the near-future?

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Today's Mobile Device Data Protection Must Go Beyond Encryption

August 21, 2013 Added by:Cam Roberson

Employers can be diligent in installing encryption protection software on the devices their employees use, but what happens if the password is compromised? Whenever the password is known, the laptop, smartphone or tablet is at no less security risk with encryption as it is without.

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The Private Communication Encryption Conundrum

July 08, 2013 Added by:Keith Mendoza

Demanding that communication providers offer encryption of private communication is great; however, there are major hurdles that needs to be overcome from a technological and usability standpoint.

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Complimentary IT Security Resources [May 13, 2013]

May 13, 2013 Added by:InfosecIsland News

As an Infosec Island reader, we are pleased to offer you the following complimentary IT security resources for the week of May 13, 2013.

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Top 10 Encryption Benefits

April 30, 2013 Added by:Steve Pate

If deployed correctly, encryption does not need to be a headache. Instead, encryption can be an enabler to achieve the flexibility, compliance and data privacy that is required in today’s business environments. Below are top 10 benefits for those considering encryption.

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Are you meeting your perceived security obligations?

January 19, 2013 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Security professionals today identify lack of qualified talent and lack of organizational funding as a key problem to their daily job; which probably implies that they are doing what they can with what they have; which likely may not meet expectations...

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Cybersecurity and 'Smart Encryption'

December 20, 2012 Added by:Larry Karisny

Paul “Prem” Sobel is a Cal Tech MS in electrical engineering and has dedicated a 40-year career to protecting mission-critical systems. He worked with IBM, NASA, Northrop and Intel before launching MerlinCryption LLC. In this edited interview, Sobel discusses security technologies and critical infrastructure vulnerabilities...

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Low-Cost Ways to Make Your Network More Secure

November 26, 2012 Added by:Marc Quibell

There are improvements you can introduce that are seamless, low-cost , don't present a new burden to your users, and/or are easy to implement. So in between your major IT Security projects that may or may not happen, why not improve you security posture and lower your overall risks?

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Everyday Cryptography: Fundamental Principles and Applications

November 20, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

Key management is one of the most important aspects of cryptography and often the most difficult. Part of the difficulty around key management is at the user level, with key updates, passphrase management and more. Ultimately, effective key management is essential to the underlying security of the cryptosystem...

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Privacy in Ubuntu 12.10: Full Disk Encryption

November 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Full Disk Encryption (FDE) is one of the best ways you can ensure all of the private information on your laptop stays private in case it's lost, seized, stolen, or if you choose to sell or give away your computer in the future. This feature has been built-in to many GNU/Linux distributions, including Ubuntu...

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Ubuntu Snafu: Privacy Is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping

November 10, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Amusingly, the plugin’s flood of attention means it is already racking up quite the bug count. For example, it does not currently do any NSFW prevention, and the results are returned in plaintext also. Have fun explaining that one to the ol’ boss-a-roni...

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