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Between flights from D.C. to New York to Milwaukee to London, I wanted to share a kind of wild anecdote from this week’s Gartner Security and Risk Summit.
I have some good news and some bad news on encryption. First, the good news: encryption is all over the place! The bad news? Encryption isn’t really all over the places data needs it to be.
The future is now for encryption. After months of data protection paranoia, the appetite is growing for an evolved, stronger version of encryption to solve today’s big security problems.
At first I thought it was a joke for my brother to offer me a ransom to retrieve his phone. As it turned out, everyone in his contact list received the ransom texts and calls – because my brother’s phone had been stolen. In rectifying the stolen phone, local police said they were dealing with a few of these same phone ransoms a week. What stung the most was that my brother could have set up a few security steps at the start to prevent the whole situation.
In Episode 6 of “Thieves, Snoops and Idiots”, our hosts Matt Little, VP of Product Development, and Justin Kern, PR and Communications Human, talk about the perilous state of security on software, hardware and open source. We also introduce the TrustTron 6000, a pretend protection device pulled from scrap computer parts.