Latest encryption publications

Why encryption is a critical step towards GDPR compliance

Joe Pindar, director of product strategy at Gemalto’s Chief Technology Office, discusses why encryption measures are growing in importance for today’s businesses… Last year, the UK suffered more data breaches than any previous year. In 2016, 54,468,603 records were compromised – a 475% increase over the 9,478,730 compromised in 2015. These events have helped raise awareness… Read More

Cyberduck FTP 6.0 offers Cryptomator cloud encryption

Cyberduck, the file transfer protocol client, now offers transparent, client-side encryption for all data stored on servers or in the cloud. The new encryption tool allows users to create secure vaults of data on any server or cloud storage program compatible with Cyberduck. The new encryption tool, available at no charge to Cyberduck users, was created… Read More

WhatsApp vulnerability sidesteps message encryption

Messaging apps WhatsApp and Telegram are popular for the end-to-end encryption services they provide, ensuring that messages are visible only to a sender and intended recipient. However, a recently discovered vulnerability in these messaging apps would have allowed the malicious takeover over entire accounts had it not been corrected, completely bypassing the encryption for sent… Read More

Google releases cloud encryption key beta

Google has launched the Cloud Key Management Service (Cloud KMS) in beta, allowing users across the globe to manage encryption keys on the Google cloud platform. The Cloud KMS will allow users to create, rotate (manually or automatically), and destroy AES256 symmetric encryption keys at their discretion. Google already offers encryption key services for information… Read More

DHS gives internet security advice before Black Friday, but stops short of ‘encrypt your connection’

Opinion It’s reasonable to assume that Black Friday is at least a potential field-day for cyber-criminals, since network traffic containing confidential financial information – such as e-commerce logins – is set to approximately double compared to other days leading up to the holiday season. Any zero day exploits that they’ve been gambling will stay undiscovered,… Read More