Encryption

Federal-grade encryption from the comfort of home

End-to-end encryption gives electronic communication throughout agencies the same level of security and privacy as a face-to-face conversation, especially if the solution has ephemerality baked in.

NIST encryption for quantum defense, IoT security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is inching closer to developing two new encryption standards designed to defend against new and emerging cybersecurity threats.

Can secure computation balance data privacy and utility?

While legitimate fears about data vulnerability have limited agencies' attempts to share information, some are turning to new cryptographic techniques to protect privacy while data is processed.

Considerations for a successful blockchain pilot

A new report from Deloitte outlines six factors for government agencies interested in starting a blockchain pilot.

Alternative to TIC-based VPN gets FedRAMP approval

Zscaler's Private Access-Government platform allows users to create a trust-to-trust connection that meets the federal government's encryption guidelines and allows traffic to bypass the trusted internet connection mandate.

Crypto crumpling could solve the encryption conundrum

Researchers have found a way to maximize user privacy while still giving governments "exceptional access" to encrypted data.

ONR seeks to speed development of cryptographic software

Galois is creating a suite of tools that will improve the development and testing of new cryptographic algorithms.

Real security requires strong encryption -- even if investigators get blocked

Police without a back door into encryption systems still have several options for obtaining evidence.

Client-side encryption enables Gmail for state users

Maryland used Virtru Pro to ensure email is encrypted before it’s sent, making it compliant with requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Criminal Justice Information Services.

Can blockchain spark a government services revolution?

The technology that underpins the Bitcoin crytocurrency has the potential to power all sorts of innovative government services.

Smartcard-based full disk encryption for mobile workers

A new ID card reader promises to ease the process for authenticating and securing access for mobile users, making it easier to manage remote employees.

Protecting data wherever it lives

Most of today’s encryption efforts focus on data stored on servers because that is where the majority of big breaches take place.

The encryption challenge

The obstacles are daunting -- money, time, careless users, encryption-resistant legacy systems. But the risks are no less serious.

The case for email encryption in local government

Encryption ensures that only the intended recipients of a government email would be able to open and read the content and its attachments -- a necessary requirement in health care, education and law enforcement.

General Dynamics' high-speed encryptor now NSA certified

Providing end-to-end 10 gigbit/sec throughput speed, General Dynamics Mission Systems' TACLANE-10G secures information classified Top Secret and below over government and commercial networks.

NIST revises cryptographic specs

NIST is requesting comments on its revision of SP 800-90A, Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators.

Forensic software extracts iPhone data – even with iOS 8 encryption

Apple's latest security improvements in iOS 8 make iCloud backup acquisition the only way for criminal investigators to access the suspect's smartphone data.