November 2014

Balancing Risk and Performance: Managing Firewalls Shouldn't Push Risks to the Extreme

Some people make a living taking extreme risks. Big mountain skiers, red rock mountain bikers, free climbers, wing-suit flyers…the list goes on and on. The skill levels and creativity of today’s extreme athletes are truly remarkable. Margins of error are miniscule, and consequences can be dire.
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ENISA Issues Guidelines on Cryptographic Solutions

ENISA Details Use of Cryptography For Securing Personal Data
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released two reports that aim to inform and guide decision makers in the public and private sector on the use and implementation of cryptographic protocols for securing personal data.
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Privacy Groups Call for NIST to Keep Development of Crypto Standards Independent of NSA Influence

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and several privacy and civil liberties groups have joined forces to urge the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) act strongly to keep encryption standards free of backdoors and known vulnerabilities.