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May 19, 2017

Encryption plays a vital role in protecting valuable information from being stolen or altered. But it can be used by your enemies just as readily.

How do you stay one step ahead of the attackers, when it comes to employing the latest encryption technology? What is the right solution for your organisation? How do you make sure your systems aren't breached? 

With ransomware attacks on the rise and forthcoming regulations like GDPR...

May 4, 2017

Companies can lower the risk of massive fines under the new European Union privacy regime by embracing encryption of personal data, privacy attorneys and data security professionals told Bloomberg BNA.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect in May 2018, instructs privacy regulators to consider whether data are encrypted in setting fines for data breaches, which can reach maximums of 20 million euro...

March 28, 2017

Privacy advocates have criticized U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd after she called for security services to be able to access encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp in order to fight terrorism.

Rudd said there must be “no place for terrorists to hide” following Wednesday’s attack in London that killed four people. Police believe the perpetrator had accessed WhatsApp two minutes before carrying out the attack.

“We need to make...

Despite 83 per cent of financial services professionals using email more than any other form of communication, 23 per cent either do not use or are unaware of any email and file sharing encryption technology in place.

You would think that simple and secure communication with employees and customers would be top of any financial services firm’s checklist, wouldn’t you? That the need for confidentiality and regulatory compliance...

March 2, 2017

The Email Privacy Act, a persistent attempt to update the antiquated U.S. electronic privacy law, has returned to Capitol Hill for the third time since 2013.

The bill aims to amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986, which created a legislative framework that impacts internet communications to this day.

Amongst the provisions of the 1986 law is one which allows government agencies to obtain the electronic c...

January 25, 2017

Three quarters of organisations plan to expand their data protection capabilities with encryption as GDPR deadline looms.

Email encryption is a “critical” or “very important” business priority for 53 percent of organisations, despite only being used “extensively” by 40 percent of organisations.

Only two in five (40 percent) organisations reported “extensive” use of encryption. When asked what the barriers are preventing more wid...

January 18, 2017

Though already widely used, encryption awareness will rise and grow stronger.

When thinking about topics to cover for those who are new to security, opportunities abound. New threats emerge every day, along with new technologies to help combat those threats. Everyone is itching to know what they need to do to defend the crown jewels, which in itself is a new concept in cybersecurity.

Even though there is nothing 'new' about encr...

January 14, 2017

Don't panic, there's nothing to fear, insists green messenger.

WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption can be potentially exploited by determined snoops to intercept and read encrypted messages, it was claimed today. Essentially, if an attacker can reroute a redelivered encrypted message, it is possible to decrypt the text.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp stresses this is not a serious flaw nor a deliberate backdoor in its code. Users can dete...

January 13, 2017

A reported 'backdoor' in WhatsApp could undermine the security of private messages.

WhatsApp has a backdoor that could allow Facebook to intercept and read encrypted messages, it is claimed.

According to a report in The Guardian, the way WhatsApp has implemented its end-to-end encryption protocol makes it possible for the company to access private messages, at least in theory.

As the report explains, WhatsApp's encryption "relies...

January 13, 2017

A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the way WhatsApp implements encryption, raising concerns that it will be exploited by governments to spy on users.

Facebook has come under fire for a serious vulnerability in WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption system, which puts users under the risk of surveillance.

The criticism and warning comes after a security researcher has found a security backdoor in the Facebook-...

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