IT - Encryption

Private messaging is the front line of abuse, yet E2EE in its current form risks engineering away the ability of firms to detect and disrupt it where it is most prevalent

"Last week, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) released a report in a bid to raise understanding of the impact of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on children's safety from online sexual abuse.

It aimed to reset the debate that has framed children's safety against the privacy of users, with heated arguments doing little to shine a light on a solution that works in both these important interests.

We will always unapologetically campaign for children to be recognised in this debate and to ensure that their safety and privacy rights are considered when platforms roll out E2EE. Children are one in five UK internet users - it's legitimate they have a voice in the decisions that affect them..."

Government cloud adoption continues to increase steadily. According to a Bloomberg Government analysis, spending on cloud technology is expected to reach $8.5 billion by FY23

"But as agencies consider their next steps towards the cloud, security remains a consistent concern. Efforts like the Cloud Smart Strategy and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program have helped agencies evolve their cloud security strategies, but there is still much consider, including approaches to encryption.

Basic practices like encryption of data stored in the cloud are critical, but they're not always enough for federal agencies. In addition to basic encryption techniques, agencies must also think about sophisticated internal and external threats: This where complete control over encryption keys becomes crucial..."

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