Encryption

Your Phone Is Your Private Space

Without evidence of wrongdoing, neither public agents nor private companies should be rifling through the photos on your personal devices.

Apple Can Scan Your Photos for Child Abuse and Still Protect Your Privacy – If the Company Keeps Its Promises

The company will use some clever math to sniff them for instances of child abuse without looking at the photos.

Critical Update: How Federal Agencies Can Help Avert Quantum Catastrophe

The White House is working on plans to roll out new cryptographic systems that will require epic levels of funding from Congress and coordination, both within the government and in partnership with industry. 

The State of Data Security in the Federal Government

Most agencies don’t have a solid grasp of what data they have or where it is located.

Leveraging Encryption Keys to Better Secure the Federal Cloud 

In the same way we use a key to lock valuable assets in a safe deposit box, agencies can lock up encryption keys.

DARPA Building Special Chips for Data Privacy Protection

Fully Homomorphic Encryption is considered the “holy grail” of encryption. But right now it takes too much compute power to be used widely.

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.