Items Tagged with "Encryption"


One Encryption Backdoor Is One Too Many

August 11, 2016 Added by:Joe Levy

Although the FBI no longer needs to force Apple to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists, the debate must continue. Strong encryption that cannot be exploited by external or internal actors is a must for any organization.

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Don't Let the Cure Become the Disease: Granular Control Is the Only Answer to Security Woes Caused By Encryption

June 20, 2016 Added by:Peter Martini

With the proper controls in place, organizations don’t have to fear encryption. Hackers can only succeed in exploiting encryption when organizations lack the right tools to fight back.

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End-to-end Encryption, Today -- Loophole Closed or Moved?

April 22, 2016 Added by:Vanishree Rao

End-to-end encryption does not solve the problem, despite the common perception that it is the holy grail of instant-messaging security. It is necessary that service providers shift their attention toward non-traditional key-derivation mechanisms to close the loophole.

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A Security Lesson from Down Under: Australia’s Banking App Malware Theft

April 20, 2016 Added by:Harvey Boulter

The technology exists for banks to provide spoof-proof communications internally and to their customers, to avoid attacks such as those against the Android apps of major Australian banks.

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Six Things to Know About Computer Theft

March 15, 2016 Added by:Eyal Bek

Besides the usual precautions, encryption can put a huge dent in the problem by making stored information unintelligible to intruders. Self-encrypting drives further help by minimizing the performance impact by offloading encryption to specialized hardware and taking humans out of the picture.

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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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