Q&A: The troubling implications of normalizing encryption backdoors — for government use

The Last Watchdog

Should law enforcement and military officials have access to a digital backdoor enabling them to bypass any and all types of encryption that exist today? Venafi: It has been established over a long period of time that the minute you put a backdoor in, and you think it’s secure, it almost immediately will fall into the wrong hands. Because it’s there, the bad guys will get to it. In this case it’s an encryption key.

Is the federal government ready for robotic process automation?

CGI

Robotic process automation (RPA) has come into its own, and many organizations are gaining efficiencies by automating repetitive, rules-based tasks. Don’t think of the shambling, clanking humanoid automatons from 1950s sci-fi, or even the sleek bomb-disposal robots used today by the military and police departments. The federal government has also begun to make some forays into RPA and—with ongoing emphasis on digital transformation—the time is ripe for it.