GDPR Compliance – Encryption

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Nowhere GDPR Articles mention that encryption is necessary but implementing such measures can reduce the occurrence of a data breach. GDPR Compliant Encryption Methods. The two most commonly stated GDPR-compliant encryption methods mentioned in the GDPR Articles are as follows, 1.

Slack Launched Encryption Key Addon For Businesses

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Slack announced today to launch encryption keys that will help businesses to protect their data. Slack announced today to launch encryption keys that will help businesses to protect their data. Slack announced today to launch encryption keys that will help businesses to protect their data. Using Slack EKM, IT admins can revoke access to data within a particular Slack channel, for example, rather than disrupting all users on the entire platform.

Flaws in several self-encrypting SSDs allows attackers to decrypt data they contain

Security Affairs

The encryption system implemented by popular solid-state drives (SSDs) is affected by critical vulnerabilities that could be exploited by a local attacker to decrypt data. “We have analyzed the hardware full-disk encryption of several SSDs by reverse engineering their firmware.

Database Encryption Key Management

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Large data scale breaches have led an increasing number of companies to embrace comprehensive encryption strategies to protect their assets. Solutions for Transparent Database Encryption. Streamlining operations and improving security.

Why Enterprises Should Control Their Encryption Keys

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Cloud providers have done a good job of integrating default encryption services within their core infrastructure. However, as discussed in previous blogs , the encryption service is only as secure as the keys that are used to encrypt the data.

When Encryption Meets Flash Arrays

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To combat threats and keep data safe, IT teams must employ robust encryption, key management, and access controls. To secure storage, many organizations have been leveraging native encryption offerings from their storage vendors.

The Multi-Cloud Era Creates New Encryption Challenges

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Key Findings from the 2018 Global Encryption Trends Study. No core technologies are more fundamental to data protection than encryption and key management. 39% encrypt extensively in public cloud services, a number which has grown significantly just in the past year.

National Academy of Sciences Encryption Study

Data Matters

After supporters and opponents of mandated government access to encrypted communications publicly feuded for much of 2016, reprising arguments they’ve had since at least the days of the “Clipper Chip,” these “encryption debates” seemed to quiet down for much of last year. Wray further argued that, while the FBI “supports information security measures, including strong encryption[,]. Few would describe 2017 as a quiet year.

AUSTRALIA: Assistance and Access Act, December 2018 – Holy grail of uncertainty created by new rushed-in data encryption laws

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

According to its Explanatory Memorandum, the Act is intended to ‘introduce measures to better deal with the challenges posed by ubiquitous encryption ‘ It amends primarily the existing Telecommunications Act 1997 to establish frameworks for voluntary and mandatory industry assistance to law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to encryption technologies, via the issuing of technical assistance requests, technical assistance notices and technical capability notices.

The importance of encryption in complying with Australia’s Privacy Amendment Act

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One thing all of these incidents have in common is how accessible the leaked information was after the breaches themselves occurred, something that could have been avoided had the data been encrypted.

Hackers are Hurting the Internet of Things in More Ways Than you Think


Here are some examples of how cybercriminals use and abuse the IoT for anything but the good of your networks, systems, data, organization and consumers. With this method, they can capture the cryptographic keys to unlock the encryption that secures your IoT data. With keys in hand, cyberthugs can access and sift through data that the encryption was meant to protect. There are more examples that parallel these, illustrating a more profound problem.

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Breaking the cycle of data security threats

Information Management Resources

We now have several examples of slow reporting of cyberattacks. Data security Cyber security Malware EncryptionThese delayed reports are likely the tip of an iceberg with respect to the total number of data breaches.

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Google expert disclosed details of an unpatched flaw in SymCrypt library

Security Affairs

The flaw could be exploited by malicious programs trigger a denial of service condition by interrupting the encryption service for other programs. Specially crafted certificates could be provided in multiple ways, for example in digitally signed and encrypted messages via the S/MIME protocol.

Details on a New PGP Vulnerability

Schneier on Security

The EFAIL attacks exploit vulnerabilities in the OpenPGP and S/MIME standards to reveal the plaintext of encrypted emails. In a nutshell, EFAIL abuses active content of HTML emails, for example externally loaded images or styles, to exfiltrate plaintext through requested URLs.

Be Aware of Non-Obvious Healthcare Cybersecurity Threats


For example, pretty much every healthcare organization has invested in a firewall, anti-virus, and web filtering. I cannot imagine any organization having a health IT system that does not have appropriate encryption. Let’s look at a few examples of non-obvious cybersecurity threats many healthcare organizations face. Healthcare Encryption healthcare cybersecurity healthcare leaders healthcare organization healthcare organizations

WORM Compliance at Work


With strong encryption — commonly available with WORM-compliant storage — organizations can complete the CIA triad, ensuring data confidentiality. Companies can encrypt data in transit to WORM storage media or at rest on the media to secure data against exposure and theft. In the finance industry, for example, securities exchanges must use WORM-compliant storage media to meet the requirements of Securities and Exchange Commission rule 17a-4.

Security Vulnerabilities in US Weapons Systems

Schneier on Security

For example, not all programs have been tested and tests do not reflect the full range of threats. control cybersecurity departmentofdefense encryption nationalsecuritypolicy operationalsecurity passwords reports vulnerabilities weapons

Yet Another FBI Proposal for Insecure Communications

Schneier on Security

For example, many instant-messaging services now encrypt messages by default. Although encryption can help secure your data, it may also prevent law enforcement agencies from protecting your data. Encryption serves a valuable purpose.

Understanding keys is key to understanding

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CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager is a multi-cloud encryption key management solution ideal for customers using Microsoft Azure Key Vault , Amazon Web Services Key Management Service , Microsoft Office365 or Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption. What is an encryption key?

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KNOB attack threatens over a billion Bluetooth-enabled devices

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A vulnerability tracked as CVE-2019-9506 and referred as Key Negotiation of Bluetooth ( KNOB ) attack could allow attackers to spy on encrypted connections. “The encryption key length negotiation process in Bluetooth BR/EDR Core v5.

IoT Inspector Tool from Princeton

Schneier on Security

Some examples include: Samsung Smart TV. Their first two findings are that "Many IoT devices lack basic encryption and authentication" and that "User behavior can be inferred from encrypted IoT device traffic." authentication encryption internetofthings

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Expert found a flaw that affects all OpenSSH versions since 1999

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Breaking News Hacking CVE-2018-15473 encryption openssh Pierluigi Paganini Security AffairsSecurity expert discovered a username enumeration vulnerability in the OpenSSH client that affects all versions of the software that was released since 1999.

Privacy Is Paramount in a Digital Workplace


This collaboration should, for instance, address encryption and storage duration. And most hackers will bypass an encrypted data store to seek the lower-hanging fruit of unencrypted data elsewhere. These are just two examples of what IG must handle on a daily basis.

Key Skills for Records Managers When Working With Lawyers


The key skills for records managers in areas like file permissions, authentication, directory management and encryption can simplify a topic that baffles non-technical lawyers and put their minds at ease.

Spotlight Podcast: Synopsys’ Dan Lyon on the Challenge of Securing Connected Medical Devices

The Security Ledger

One of the fundamental problems, Lyons tells me, is that medical device makers often focus on a single technology “fix” for cyber security – for example the use of encryption – when they need to take a more holistic approach to securing connected health devices. defibrillator infusion pump insulin pump medical devices Medtronic Podcasts Spotlight Synopsys encryption Internet of Things privacy

Spotlight Podcast: CSS on why Crypto Agility is the Key to Securing Internet of Things Identities

The Security Ledger

For example, many legacy OT applications emphasized continuity and simplicity over security, using shared PKI keys across their whole installation base and/or relying on signing keys with expiration dates set decades or more into the future. connected devices CSS Security identity management Internet of Things man in the middle attack PKI Podcasts Spotlight critical infrastructure data privacy encryption medical devices patching Policy trends

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Data Destruction in the Cloud: It’s Complicated


Some experts say the simplest and least expensive option is to encrypt all data stored in the cloud. In that scenario, data is never actually deleted, but destroying the encryption key renders it useless. For example, if only selected records need to be destroyed, they must be decrypted and re-encrypted with a different key, a task that will likely be left up to the customer.

B0r0nt0K ransomware demands $75,000 ransom to the victims

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The ransom encrypts all files and renames them by appending. According to the popular malware researcher Michael Gillespie , when the B0r0nt0K ransomware encrypts a file it will base64 the encrypted data.

The state of European cybersecurity and lessons to learn

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Encryption, encryption, encryption. Only 27% of European organisations encrypt their data, leaving the door wide open to the likes of cyber-criminals and hacktivists.

FTC Posts Fifth Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

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For example, a business that adopts tried and true encryption methods accepted by industry, and incorporates these methods into product development, acts more prudently than a business that uses its own proprietary method to obfuscate data. Ensure Proper Configuration : When businesses choose to use strong encryption, they need to ensure they have configured it correctly. On August 18, 2017, the FTC published the fifth blog post in its “Stick with Security” series.

LooCipher: The New Infernal Ransomware

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Once run, it starts the encryption of all the victim’s files, except for the system and programs folders: “Program Files” , “Program Files (x86)” , “Windows”. Example of ciphered file with empty original file. Actions during encryption phase. Example of Generated BTC Addresses.

MY TAKE: Get ready to future-proof cybersecurity; the race is on to deliver ‘post-quantum crypto’

The Last Watchdog

Right now, the race is on to revamp classical encryption in preparation for the coming of quantum computers. Put another way, future-proofing encryption is crucial to avoiding chaos. Imagine waiting for a quantum computer or two to wreak havoc before companies commence a mad scramble to strengthen encryption that protects sensitive systems and data, the longer we wait, the bigger the threat gets. LW: How close are we to a quantum computer than can break classical encryption?

GUEST ESSAY: 3 key ingredients to stress-free compliance with data handling regulations

The Last Watchdog

Encryption provides an extra layer of security and control over your data, as well as the systems holding and transmitting your data. Data encryption also allows your employees to continue sharing files through familiar systems like email. For complete control of your encrypted data, you must have sole access to your encryption keys. For example, why is an employee in Finance suddenly downloading files stored in an Engineering folder?

OMB Publishes Memorandum on Responding to Data Breaches

Hunton Privacy

The Breach Memorandum next notes the importance of breach response and awareness training, and emphasizes key provisions to include in agency contracts that obligate contractors to (1) encrypt PII in accordance with OMB and agency-specific guidelines, (2) report breaches to the relevant agency as soon as possible and (3) cooperate with any forensic investigation and analysis. Federal Law Compliance Encryption Obama Administration Personally Identifiable Information

The Risk of Weak Online Banking Passwords

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For example, if you wish to be able to transfer funds between PayPal and a bank account, the company will first send a couple of tiny deposits — a few cents, usually — to the account you wish to link.

A hierarchy of data security controls

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The controls used are typically full disk encryption (FDE), KMIP key management of encryption for arrays or SAN systems or encryption of a tape or a VM image. For laptops and transportable physical media (like tapes), this level of encryption is a great control.

PCI Security Standards Council Releases Enhanced Validation Requirements for Designated Entities as PCI DSS Version 3.0 Set to Retire

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Those entities designated by the card brands for validation against the DESV must comply with the requirements set forth in the five control areas, which include, for example, increased administrative, validation and scoping controls. The migration from SSL to newer versions of TLS comes after several vulnerabilities were found to be associated with SSL, leading the National Institute of Standards and Technology to deem SSL as an unacceptable encryption protocol for the protection of data.

US Journalist Detained When Returning to US

Schneier on Security

After I gave him the password to my iPhone, Moncivias spent three hours reviewing hundreds of photos and videos and emails and calls and texts, including encrypted messages on WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram.

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That’s Right, We are Playing Both Sides of the Key Management Game:

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There is no longer denying that encryption is a hot topic. Encryption is everywhere. We hear about it when the FBI can’t hack an iPhone, when countries want back doors to compromise it, and, now, every major cloud provider offers at least baseline encryption as part of their service.

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According to the draft law, the country’s intelligence agencies are allowed to, under specific circumstances, to intercept encrypted traffic to and from publishing companies, radio and television broadcasters, and freelance journalists.