Cybersecurity

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.

Cybersecurity

Weakening Encryption Could Impact Election Security, Coalition Says

An election security group said the Justice Department’s renewed calls for access to encrypted data could impact more than privacy.

Ideas

Take the First Steps To Quantum-Safe Security Now to Avoid Mistakes Later 

No enterprise—whether a government, a military or a private company—can afford to be unprepared. 

Emerging Tech

Don’t Rush Quantum-Proof Encryption, Warns NSA Research Director 

Quantum computers could crack the codes that secure the world’s digital information but racing to a solution could create more threats, according to Dr. Deborah Frincke.

Cybersecurity

DOJ Makes Another Plea for Encryption Backdoors

While officials have long framed end-to-end encryption as an impediment to fighting terrorism, the department is now focusing on its impacts on child sex abuse.

Cybersecurity

Attorney General, DHS Secretary Call on Facebook to Build Encryption Backdoors

“Security enhancements to the virtual world should not make us more vulnerable in the physical world,” they said in a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Podcasts

Critical Update: A Quantum Leap

Quantum computers will be able to crack our encryption but when?

Ideas

Cryptology from the Crypt: How I Cracked a 70-year-old Coded Message from Beyond the Grave

The code was created by the late Cambridge professor and scientist Robert Henry Thouless, who passed away in 1984.

Ideas

The Arguments for Weakening Encryption Aren't Any Better Under Trump

Law-enforcement backdoors would still make everyone less safe, even as U.S. officials set their sights on broader access to data.

Cybersecurity

Barr Calls For An End to ‘Warrant-Proof’ Encryption

The attorney general railed against the tech during a speech in New York City, reinvigorating a debate that’s long rankled law enforcement officials and the tech community.

Ideas

Federal Data is Exploding at the Edge. Is It Secure?

Mobility means the government needs to be able to lock down information, retrieve it back, encrypt it—even after it’s already been sent.

Cybersecurity

The Pentagon is Trying to Secure Its Networks Against Quantum Codebreakers

The Defense Information Systems Agency is exploring new encryption strategies that could withstand an attack from quantum computers.

CIO Briefing

What Mark Zuckerberg Thinks People Want

The Facebook CEO had a change of heart that could recast the future of the internet.

Ideas

How a New Law Supports Quantum Computing's Great Leap Forward

The technology could be up there with some of the major technological advancements that changed the world, like the microchip or even electricity.

Ideas

How to Stop Hackers (Russian or Otherwise) from Hijacking Our Elections

A very promising innovation in the field of cryptography may hold the answer for bolstering election technology.

Emerging Tech

Quantum Computing That Can Crack Modern Encryption More Than a Decade Away

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests encryption-cracking quantum computers are possible, but won’t be built in the immediate future.

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