Encryption

FBI Director Says Extremists Flocking to Encrypted Apps Poses New Challenges

Christopher Wray told lawmakers tech companies are the ones making policies about encryption.

Insecure Communications Like WhatsApp Are Putting U.S. National Security at Risk

The proliferation of consumer-grade communications applications has given rise to widespread, unsanctioned use throughout the military community.

Is Now the Time to Start Protecting Government Data from Quantum Hacking?

The key to creating quantum-resistant encryption is to get away from the core strength of computers, according to one expert.

Zoom Settles with FTC On False Claims About End-to-end Encryption

Dissent to the agreement shows how the Federal Trade Commission could change under the incoming administration. 

In Response to the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act

There is a balance that needs to be maintained between national security posture and upholding privacy—a balance that this bill is missing. 

Wednesday’s Hack Shows that The Whole World Is in Your Twitter DMs

We treat direct messages on Twitter as private conversations. Last night’s hack shows that isn’t the case.

NSA Revises Guidance on Teleworking Services for Government Users

The agency now notes end-to-end encryption may not be an option for some use cases. 

Preparing for the Coming Quantum World (Pragmatically) 

Waiting around for quantum tech to mature could mean organizational change occurs too late.  

The Coronavirus Pandemic Moved Life Online—a Surge in Website Defacing Followed

The act of website defacement does not require hackers to have highly sophisticated skills.

Lawmakers Want ‘Immediate Action’ to Encrypt Calls Between the House and Senate

The group is pushing for increased security for legislative branch communications due to spying threats. 

Survey: Most Federal Officials Expect Cloud Service Providers to Secure Their Data

Report validates federal officials’ concerns about inaccurate assumptions in the new environment of “shared responsibility.”

Justice, Senators Propose Initiatives to Combat Online Sex Exploitation

The department’s voluntary principles and new legislation leave encryption in question. 

3 Essential Steps to Help Ensure Data Protection in the Mobile Workforce

Federal agencies can protect their most valuable assets by taking security measures at multiple touchpoints.

In RSA Showdown, Analyst Says U.S. Must Choose Between Surveillance and Security

The debate highlights how the Justice Department’s push for access to encrypted data could undermine the U.S. campaign against Huawei.

End-to-End Encryption and Law Enforcement Access to Data Can Coexist, Justice Official Says

The official pointed to Australian and U.K. laws as models for the U.S. and an emerging “international consensus” on the issue. 

Encryption and a New Paradigm for Security’s Data-Centric Future

ITAR’s new encryption carve-out paves the way for secure and private collaboration.

FBI Director Argues Private Companies Shouldn’t Decide Encryption Debate 

A key lawmaker questioned whether the Justice Department’s position is at odds with the Defense Department’s.