A new publication by cryptography experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) proposes the direction the technical agency will take to develop a more secure approach to encryption. This approach, called threshold cryptography, could overcome some of the limitations of conventional methods for protecting sensitive transactions and data.
U.S. Senators introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, a bill to bolster national security interests and better protect communities across the country by ending the use of “warrant-proof” encrypted technology by terrorists and other bad actors to conceal illicit behavior.
To help agencies understand and effectively manage encryption keys, SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC), in collaboration with the Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications (FPIC), developed the Encryption Key Management Fact Sheet. Public safety organizations can leverage the Fact Sheet's information and familiarize themselves with the many aspects of encryption key management.
Ransomware. It may be the most feared word of security and risk managers. After countless headlines and costs of over 11.5 billion dollars in 2019 alone, organizations around the world are understandably terrified of being hit by a ransomware attack. What are four steps you can take to protect against ransomware?
Zoom has announced robust security enhancements with the upcoming general availability of Zoom 5.0 as part of their 90-day plan to proactively identify, address and enhance the security and privacy capabilities of the Zoom platform.
While there’s some debate whether Benjamin Franklin or someone else said it first, the advice remains solid for the modern cyber landscape. Yet, in today’s competitive environment, not only is planning critical — but so, too, is planning for plans to fail.
Ransomware has quickly emerged as a massive cybersecurity threat and is evolving continuously. Certainly, recent ransomware incidents should serve as a wake-up call for all businesses to remain vigilant against ransomware. To minimize the chances of being victimized by ransomware means going back in time to understand how ransomware developed and how it evolved.
There seems to be a consensus for advocates of private Internet use that encryption is a good thing, and that encryption of DNS is needed to prevent network operators from gaining visibility into the sites and services their users lookup (and then visit). Two protocols have been created to achieve this encryption: DNS over TLS (DoT) and DNS over HTTPS (DoH). While both offer encryption of DNS data using the same TLS protocol, there are some very important differences:
This month in Security magazine, we examine how physical security leaders are being propelled into a unique position of revenue preservers and risk managers for their businesses. In addition, we profile Scott Ashworth, Director of Security for Atlanta United. Also, security leaders discuss how to develop cybersecurity careers, election security, data protection strategies, measuring and reporting security operations maturity and more!