Encryption & Key Management , Incident & Breach Response , Security Operations

The Encryption 'Backdoor' Debate Continues

Also: Analysis of Equifax Settlement; Data Breach Cost Report Update
The Encryption 'Backdoor' Debate Continues
U.S. Attorney General William Barr addressed encryption this week.

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an in-depth analysis of the debate on whether law enforcement officials should have a "backdoor" to circumvent encryption.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • ISMG's Jeremy Kirk discuss U.S. Attorney General William Barr's comments this week on the encryption debate - and why they are so controversial;
  • ISMG's Mathew Schwartz analyze whether the Equifax settlement with the FTC is fair;
  • Limor Kessem, global executive security adviser at IBM Security, discuss some key findings in the latest edition of the "Cost of a Data Breach" report.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the July 12 and July 19 editions, which respectively discuss the significance of recent GDPR fines and a Tesla software flaw discovered by accident.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.




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