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Archived IT - Encryption Articles
06 Jun 2017
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Break Crypto To Monitor Jihadis In Real Time? Don't Be Ridiculous, Say Experts [64098]
The Register, June 6th 2017

"Calls by a former special advisor to ex UK Prime Minister David Cameron to allow the circumvention of end-to-end encryption to monitor terrorist suspects have come under fire from security experts.

Rohan Silva, government policy consultant turned co-founder at Shoreditch-based tech incubator/workspace startup Second Home, appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today programme (segment starts at 1:19.20; requires presence in the UK) to argue that law enforcement needed real time access to communications of those on the terrorist watch list.

The tech industry is 'not engaging' with policy makers and pushing end-to-end encryption for profit ('worries about customers switching elsewhere') rather than principle, according to Silva..."
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22 May 2017
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The Encryption Challenge [63714]
ITProPortal, May 22nd 2017

"There are many encryption challenges in the tech world today, particularly as the importance of encryption as a fundamental, rather than nice to have for data security, becomes the norm for businesses. An increasing number of organisations worldwide are adopting encryption to address the growing concerns of data safety and data privacy for compliance regulations..."
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15 May 2017
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How To Make Fully Homomorphic Encryption 'Practical And Usable' [63495]
Network World, May 15th 2017

"Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) for years has been a promising approach to protecting data while it's being computed on, but making it fast enough and easy enough to use has been a challenge.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, which has been leading the Department of Defense's examination of this topic, recently awarded research and development firm Galois a $1M contract to explore ways to bring FHE to programmers..."
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18 Apr 2017
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Business Leaders See Encryption As Security Layer For Data In The Cloud [62564]
IT Business Edge, April 18th 2017

"To start 2017, the Chicago Tribune made a prediction. The paper said that this is the year we collectively embrace cybersecurity and encrypting our digital lives.

I think in our personal use, most of us still see encryption as cumbersome, something we know we should do but would prefer our applications and software were designed to encrypt everything for us. But what about in enterprise? How are organizations dealing with encryption and protecting data?..."
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18 Apr 2017
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Businesses Increasing Encryption Efforts [62565]
ITProPortal, April 18th 2017

Cyber security threats have done their part in encryption adoption among businesses

"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.

What's also interesting as that for the first time since Thales started making these reports (12 years), business unit leaders have more influence on these things than IT operations..."
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13 Apr 2017
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Enterprise Adoption Of Encryption Accelerating, Study Shows [62340]
ComputerWeekly, April 13th 2017

Cloud adoption and escalating threats are accelerating adoption of encryption, a study has revealed

"Enterprises adoption of encryption strategies is accelerating, with 41% of those polled saying their organisations have an encryption strategy applied consistently across the enterprise.

For the first time in 12 years, business unit leaders have a higher influence over encryption strategy than IT operations, according to the 2017 Global encryption trends study by the Ponemon Institute. The influence lines of business have on encryption strategy has risen from 10% in 2005 to 30% in 2016..."
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