GDPR Compliance – Encryption

Perficient Data & Analytics

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

Security Affairs

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.

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Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker

Perficient Data & Analytics

Create a BitLocker-protected virtual drive to provide “encryption at rest” data protection for your project files and data portability for archival purposes. For example, this could be the “MyProj1” folder seen in the diagram.

Examples of ISO 27001 interested parties and your compliance requirements

IT Governance

Examples of interested parties. For example, a common issue involves the lack of control over the way you manage employees at third parties. For example, employees want clear instructions on how to handle sensitive data, suppliers want achievable contractual agreements, and the media want transparency regarding security incidents. There’s a subtler example of this dichotomy in your relationship with customers. Clause 4.2

Database Encryption Key Management

Thales eSecurity

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.

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.

Why Enterprises Should Control Their Encryption Keys

Thales eSecurity

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

Thales eSecurity

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.

Dark Web Site Taken Down without Breaking Encryption

Schneier on Security

For example, according to the indictment, very basic assessments of the Welcome to Video website revealed two unconcealed IP addresses managed by a South Korean internet service provider and assigned to an account that provided service to Son's home address.

A RESTful API Delivers Flexibility for Vormetric Application Encryption

Thales eSecurity

One of the long standing challenges with security applications that involve data encryption has been key management. Vormetric Application Encryption. Today’s Vormetric Application Encryption provides a library that provides the PKCS #11 interface as a dynamically loadable library (.DLL)

The Multi-Cloud Era Creates New Encryption Challenges

Thales eSecurity

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.

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

Thales eSecurity

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.

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.

Scaring People into Supporting Backdoors

Schneier on Security

It began in September, with a long New York Times story on child sex abuse, which included this dig at encryption: And when tech companies cooperate fully, encryption and anonymization can create digital hiding places for perpetrators. Facebook Messenger already has an encrypted option.

The Myth of Consumer-Grade Security

Schneier on Security

The Department of Justice wants access to encrypted consumer devices but promises not to infiltrate business products or affect critical infrastructure. Nor are we necessarily talking about the customized encryption used by large business enterprises to protect their operations.

Eavesdropping on SMS Messages inside Telco Networks

Schneier on Security

Yet another example that demonstrates why end-to-end message encryption is so important. eavesdropping encryption espionage malware sms

Critical Windows Vulnerability Discovered by NSA

Schneier on Security

Examples where validation of trust may be impacted include: HTTPS connections Signed files and emails Signed executable code launched as user-mode processes. certificates cryptography encryption exploits maninthemiddleattacks microsoft nsa vulnerabilities windows zeroday

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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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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

Thales eSecurity

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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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

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.

Expert found a flaw that affects all OpenSSH versions since 1999

Security Affairs

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.

KNOB attack threatens over a billion Bluetooth-enabled devices

Security Affairs

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.

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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JSWorm: The 4th Version of the Infamous Ransomware

Security Affairs

JSWorm encrypts all the user files appending a new extension to their name. During the encryption phase, the ransomware creates an HTML Application “JSWRM-DECRYPT.hta” in each folder it encounters. The malware encrypts all the files whose extension is not present in the list.

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

Hunton Privacy

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.

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B0r0nt0K ransomware demands $75,000 ransom to the victims

Security Affairs

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.

Retailer Leaked Hundreds of Internal Passwords on Pastebin

Krebs on Security

” It’s not unusual for employees or contractors to post bits of sensitive data to public sites like Pastebin and Github , but the credentials file apparently published by someone working at or for Orvis is by far the most extreme example I’ve ever witnessed.

Phishing for Apples, Bobbing for Links

Krebs on Security

Almost all of these include encryption certificates (start with “[link] and begin with the subdomains “apple.”

Emsisoft released a free decryption tool for Paradise ransomware

Security Affairs

Researchers at Emsisoft firm has released a new free tool to decrypt files encrypted by the Paradise ransomware. Security experts at Emsisoft have developed a tool to decrypt files encrypted by the Paradise ransomware. Below an example of a ransom note shared by the experts at Emsisoft.

The state of European cybersecurity and lessons to learn

Thales eSecurity

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

Swedish Government grants police the use of spyware against violent crime suspects

Security Affairs

The Sweden government is going to authorize law enforcement agencies into using spyware to spy on suspects’ devices, the malicious code allows agents to read encrypted communications, to track their movements, exfiltrate data and spy on them via built-in microphone and camera.