NIST has begun a formal review of its processes for developing cryptographic standards in the wake of reports that the NSA, its partner in crypto development, inserted a backdoor into specs for generating crypto keys.
Three months after shuttering their respective encrypted email services, Silent Circle and Lavabit announced an industry coalition to develop an open-source protocol for truly secure email.
GuardedID, which defends against keylogging and other snooping malware, is being released for mobile devices as a software developers' kit.
QKD uses a photon's polarization and spin to verify an unobserved key transmission.
Battelle has implemented the first quantum-key distribution system for production use in the United States, but NIST researchers remain skeptical about moving it from the lab to large-scale use.