How Does Encryption Work?

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The word “encryption” is synonymous with data protection, and most people are aware of its functionality in their day-to-day lives within a digital context. While these are all uses for encryption, they don’t answer the … + Read More.

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The Debate Over How to Encrypt the Internet of Things

WIRED Threat Level

So-called lightweight encryption has its place. But some researchers argue that more manufacturers should stick with proven methods. Security Security / Security News

How to get back files encrypted by the Hacked Ransomware for free

Security Affairs

Good news for the victims of the Hacked Ransomware, the security firm Emsisoft has released a free decryptor to decrypt the data of infected computers. Yeasterday , I wrote about another threat, the PewDiePie ransomware , that obliges users to subscribe to PewDiePie YouTube channel.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Smartphone's Encryption

WIRED Threat Level

Both iPhones and Androids are encrypted by default. But there are steps you can take to safeguard your data on backups and messaging apps. Security Security / Security Advice

How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro

Krebs on Security

‘Tis the season when even those who know a thing or two about Internet scams tend to let down their guard in the face of an eye-popping discount or the stress of last-minute holiday shopping. How do you know the lifespan of a site selling that must-have gadget at the lowest price?

How to Encrypt All of the Things, From Chats to Calls and More

WIRED Threat Level

Want to keep outsiders from listening in on your chats, phone calls, and more? Encrypt them. All of them. Security

How to Avoid Card Skimmers at the Pump

Krebs on Security

But according to police in San Antonio, Texas, there are far more reliable ways to avoid getting skimmed at a fuel station. Booth said the SAPD has yet to see a skimming incident involving newer pump models like the one pictured directly above.

Strong, streamlined and secure: How to get the most out of centralized key management

Thales eSecurity

With organizations around the world now deploying ever-increasing amounts of encryption solutions in an effort to ward off cybercrime, businesses are facing a combination of challenges. Protecting data through encryption. Using centralized key management to streamline operations.

How to Extend Security Across Your Kubernetes Infrastructure

Security Affairs

How to enhance the security across a Kubernetes Infrastructure and mitigate the risk of cyber attacks. Container images suffer from vulnerabilities that malicious actors could exploit for the purpose of gaining access to the larger container environment, for instance.

MY TAKE: Why new tools, tactics are needed to mitigate risks introduced by widespread encryption

The Last Watchdog

It was just a few short years ago that the tech sector, led by Google, Mozilla and Microsoft, commenced a big push to increase the use of HTTPS – and its underlying TLS authentication and encryption protocol. It then also encrypts the data transferred between the two digital assets.

How to Keep Your Information Safe for Data Privacy Day 2020

Thales eSecurity

Its aim is to foster dialogue around the importance of privacy. Individuals can then use these discussions to advance privacy in their homes, communities and businesses. Individuals have a role to play in their business lives as well. Encryption.

NEW TECH: Can MPC — Multi Party Computation — disrupt encryption, boost cloud commerce?

The Last Watchdog

Encryption is a cornerstone of digital commerce. But it has also proven to be a profound constraint on the full blossoming of cloud computing and the Internet of Things. Related: A ‘homomorphic-like’ encryption solution We know very well how to encrypt data in transit. And we’ve mastered how to encrypt — and decrypt — data at rest. One practical use of MPC is to improve the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

NEW TECH: DataLocker introduces encrypted flash drive — with key pad

The Last Watchdog

One sliver of the $90 billion, or so, companies are expected to spend this year on cybersecurity products and services is an estimated $85 million they will shell out for encrypted flash drives. Related: How DataLocker got its start h. Co-founder Jay took a business trip to South Korea in the fall of 2007. A chance meeting – in an elevator, no less – led to Kim veering over to the cybersecurity industry. How does that fit?

How to handle a ransomware attack

IT Governance

So, your computer screen has been hijacked by criminals who are demanding money to return your systems. That’s a question more organisations are having to ask themselves nowadays, with at least 55 ransomware attacks reported in the first half of 2019. How are they supposed to do work?

How to prepare for the California Consumer Privacy Act

Thales eSecurity

state to pass its own data privacy law. A key variation with GDPR is the word “household” which adds more complexity to the implementation of the Act. Similar to GDPR, the CCPA excludes from its scope information that is publicly available. Looking into to the future.

[Sponsored Content] The State of Encryption and How to Improve It

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Encryption and access controls are considered to be the ultimate safeguards to ensure the security and confidentiality of data, which is why they're mandated in so many compliance and regulatory standards. While the cybersecurity market boasts a wide variety of encryption technologies, many data breaches reveal that sensitive and personal data has often been left unencrypted and, therefore, vulnerable

How to Keep Your WFH Employees Safe From new Cybersecurity Attacks


With many experts predicting that large work-at-home populations will be with us for the foreseeable future, there are some basic steps every organization needs to take to cope with this disruption. Here’s what you need to know.

NEW TECH: DataLocker extends products, services to encrypt data on portable storage devices

The Last Watchdog

No matter how reliant we ultimately become on cloud storage and streaming media, it’s hard to image consumers ever fully abandoning removable storage devices. Today, it’s more likely to be an external drive, a thumb drive or a flash memory card.

How to develop a robust cyber security policy

IT Governance

Specifically, it explains the assets that must be protected, the threats to those assets and the controls that have been implemented to tackle them. How updates and patches will be applied to limit the attack surface and plug application vulnerabilities.

NEW TECH: Breakthrough ‘homomorphic-like’ encryption protects data in-use, without penalties

The Last Watchdog

Homomorphic encryption has long been something of a Holy Grail in cryptography. Related: Post-quantum cryptography on the horizon For decades, some of our smartest mathematicians and computer scientists have struggled to derive a third way to keep data encrypted — not just the two classical ways, at rest and in transit. Having written a few stories on homomorphic encryption, I was eager to meet with Fortanix co-founder and CEO Ambuj Kumar at Black Hat 2019.

SHARED INTEL: What can be done — today — to keep quantum computing from killing encryption

The Last Watchdog

There’s little doubt that the shift to quantum computing will open new horizons of digital commerce. Related: The ‘post quantum crytpo’ race is on This isn’t coming as any surprise to IT department heads. In fact, there’s widespread recognition in corporate circles that the planning to address fresh cyber risks associated with quantum computing should have commenced long ago. To its credit, the global cybersecurity community is not asleep on this.

How To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Cyber Info Veritas

Would you like to know how to protect yourself from the ever-present threat of cybercrime perpetrated by black hat hackers? Their main aim is to exploit your “mistakes and vulnerabilities” to blackmail you into sending them money or they’ll leak your private data.

Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker

Perficient Data & Analytics

Furthermore, maybe you also have the need to keep the data for each of those projects isolated from the others – in other words, you need to avoid cross-contamination between your projects. The Vagrant Kali Project Setup tool also performs a small but critical patch to Vagrant.

FAQ: How to Classify Your Records on TSLAC’s Retention Schedules

The Texas Record

One of the most common type of questions we receive in the Records Management Assistance Unit is how to classify, find, file, and match records to the local government retention schedules. If the records are in a cipher, you need a key to reveal them.

How to make sure your cyber insurance policy pays out

IT Governance

With the ever-present danger of data breaches and cyber attacks, organisations must be sure that they have the financial backing to respond appropriately. Most policies include provisions requiring organisations to follow certain information security best practices.

BEST PRACTICES: Resurgence of encrypted thumb drives shows value of offline backups — in the field

The Last Watchdog

Encrypted flash drives, essentially secure storage on a stick, are a proven technology that has been readily available for at least 15 years. And yet today there is a resurgence in demand for encrypted flash drives. What’s happened is this: Digital transformation has raced forward promoting high-velocity software innovation, with only a nod to security. billion by 2020, up 55% as compared to 2015, according to Allied Market Research.

How to Prepare for the Future of Healthcare Digital Security

Thales eSecurity

Healthcare’s IT evolution has brought numerous security challenges including regulations, the use of digitally transformative technologies that have created huge amounts of data to store and protect, and the extraordinary value of electronic personal health information (ePHI) to cybercriminals.

How to Ensure Your Digital Security During the Rugby World Cup

Thales eSecurity

Now that it’s September, the excitement is beginning to build in earnest for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Sports fans aren’t the only ones who are looking forward to this event. We urge you to take precautions to protect your personal information when you are on the Internet.

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Encryption & Privacy Policy and Technology

Adam Shostack

The Open Technology Institute has an Open Letter to Law Enforcement in the U.S., UK, and Australia: Weak Encryption Puts Billions of Internet Users at Risk. I am pleased to be one of the signers. My comments to the Port Commission are a start at grappling with that question. I would still love your feedback on how to think about the harm from a photograph. press release , letter.)

How to Preserve Your Old Documents While Growing Digitally


On one hand, you need to keep them stored away so that they don’t obstruct your daily work and clutter up the workspace. On the other, however, when you do need the documents, you need to be able to locate them quickly and not waste hours trying to figure out where they might have ended up.

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How to create an ISO 27001-compliant risk treatment plan

IT Governance

An RTP (risk treatment plan) is an essential part of an organisation’s ISO 27001 implementation process, as it documents the way your organisation will respond to identified threats. This response is appropriate if the risk is too big to manage with a security control.

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RSAC 2020: Trust in the Cloud. What Should You Do with Your Encryption Keys?

Thales eSecurity

In the past decade, businesses started evaluating the pros and cons of moving to the cloud in order to meet the increased demand for the cost and IT efficiency benefits of cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS). This presents a security risk to businesses.

How to Share Files Securely with Enterprise Clients


They typically have a larger budget to work with, can provide a more positive collaboration experience, and even generate a boost to your reputation in your industry. Find out how to share files securely with enterprise businesses in this short guide.

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BEST PRACTICES: How to protect yourself from the enduring scourge of malvertising

The Last Watchdog

Malvertising has become enmeshed in the highly dynamic online advertising, shopping and banking ecosystem we’ve come to rely on. It has accomplished this by leveraging the openness of the browsers on our go-to computing devices, namely our smartphones and PCs. Malvertising code often circulates in tiny iframes, the HTML element that enables objects to appear on a webpage without changing the page. There are endless ways for them to hack into websites and ad networks directly.

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How to trace ransomware payments end-to-end


Despite all this attention, very little is known about how profitable ransomware is and who the criminals are that benefit from it. To answer these questions and expose the inner workings of the ransomware economy, our research team at Google, in partnership with. has developed a new methodology and a set of technologies to trace bitcoin ransom payments at scale. in a talk called “Tracking desktop ransomware payments end-to-end”. To illustrate this, let’s look at a.

How to develop a robust cyber security policy

IT Governance

The number of data breaches over the past few years shows just how many organisations are struggling to address the rapid rise in cyber crime. How updates and patches will be applied to limit the attack surface and plug application vulnerabilities.

USBsamurai for Dummies: How To Make a Malicious USB Implant & Bypass Air-Gapped Environments for 10$. The Dumb-Proof Guide.

Security Affairs

The popular researcher Luca Bongiorni described how to make a malicious USB Implant (USBsamurai) that allows bypassing Air-Gapped environments with 10$. How we can improve C-U0007 speed? C-U0008/0012) typing speed could be also reduced to 30 seconds with a LIGHTSPEED firmware.

10 top data security threats & how to beat them

Information Management Resources

Cyber threats continue to grow in frequency and sophistication. Here are the ones organizations need to be most aware of, and how to put up a best defense. Data security Cyber security Malware Cyber attacks Encryption

How to Better Secure Your Data in 2019


With 2019 upon us, many businesses are beginning to consider their data security practices for the new year. Safer systems mean your customer’s data is less likely to be compromised and your clients and business partners can feel more confident trusting you with their sensitive information.