US Attorney General William Barr has reignited the debate over lawful access, but cybersecurity expert, Callum Tennent argues that if governments are given the power to break encryption these powers will be abused
"Encryption is the process of encoding data so it can only be understood or modified by authorised parties. End-to-End (E2E) encryption offers the strongest security because only the intended recipient holds the key to decipher the message - or so the logic goes.
Encryption helps keep individuals and businesses safe by protecting the confidentiality and integrity of their information. It secures web browsing, financial transactions, critical public infrastructure, and much more. In 2018, over 1.5 billion users relied on encrypted messaging to protect their communications..."
Security teams have been slow to embrace enterprisewide encryption, and for good reasons. But the truth is, it doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing endeavor
"Enterprise security teams have long struggled with the complexity of encryption and key management. While integrated solutions are starting to make it easier to encode and decode critical data, the goal of enterprisewide encryption has greatly increased the time it takes for security teams to cover their bases.
In fact, for many it could be a resource-sucking nightmare..."