No Easy Answers, Just More Questions in Major Encryption Report

Any change to encryption policy will require a tradeoff between individual security and national security, a report from the National Academies concludes.

Rosenstein's ‘Responsible Encryption’ Proposal is Nonsensical, Privacy Expert Says

Companies could build backdoor access into products, but it leaves users vulnerable.

Border Agents Are Searching Through More Travelers' Devices Than Ever

Customs and Border Protection released updated rules for how officials can search phones, laptops and tablets in the age of encryption.

Lawmaker Tasks DHS With Finding a ‘Balance’ on Encryption

There’s a middle ground between personal privacy and effective law enforcement, Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul says.

Only One-Third of Agencies Are Using Anti-Spoofing Email Tool

And the Homeland Security Department's January deadline for implementation is approaching.

EPA Sued Over Employees Using Encrypted Messaging App

An advocacy group is suing the EPA over an open records request regarding employees’ use of the application Signal.

Report: Government Websites Are (Somehow) Getting Worse

Most federal websites fail metrics related to load time and secure connections, according to a think tank assessment.

Protect White House Staff's Personal Tech But Don’t Forget to Secure Government Phones

Talking about personal devices takes attention away from the arguably greater threat posed by unsecured government-issued mobile devices.

Trump Administration Plans a New Cybersecurity Strategy

The strategy will be based on the main elements of the president’s May executive order.

Lawmaker Says Justice Department is Wrong About Encryption

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, thinks weakening encryption would be bad for national security.

Energy Department's Random Number Generator Could Make for Stronger Encryption

Oak Ridge scientists believe they have created a quantum-based device that creates truly random numbers.

Company Places Bounty on WhatsApp and Signal Bugs

Half a million dollars is available to the hacker who can crack into the encrypted messaging apps.

After Huge Hack, OPM Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson

The Government Accountability Office found OPM is taking greater risks with its systems and data than it should.

End-to-End Encryption is Key to Securing Government Databases

Properly protecting citizens' personal data is more critical than ever.

DOD Won’t Automatically Encrypt External Emails Until 2018

Making the protection automatic would conflict with other protections against malware attacks.