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New MongoDB field-level encryption can help prevent data breaches

MongoDB aims to prevent exposed data stores by encrypting data in a way that makes it useless if compromised.

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What is PKI? And how it secures just about everything online

Public key infrastructure (PKI) is a catch-all term for everything used to establish and manage public key encryption, one of the most common forms of internet encryption. It is baked into every web browser in use today to secure...

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How to automate Let’s Encrypt certificate authority in AWS using PowerShell

You can still automate Let's Encrypt even if your system requires a DNS challenge. Using these PowerShell scripts and Amazon Web Services' DNS service Route 53 will do the trick.

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What is a side channel attack? How these end-runs around encryption put everyone at risk

Side channel attacks on cryptography break confidentiality by exploiting information produced by the encryption — such as van Eck phreaking in a TEMPEST attack, courtesy the van across the street.

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3 ways to monitor encrypted network traffic for malicious activity

Ubiquitous encryption of network traffic prevents you from performing deep packet inspection, but you can still detect and prevent a lot of attacks.

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RSAC Innovation Sandbox 2019: Cloud, identity, application security take center stage

Take note of these startups. Innovation Sandbox has been around for 15 years. A whopping 42 percent of finalists from its first ten years have been acquired. Finalists in the past five years have received $1.5B in funding.

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Can owning your company’s encryption lead to better security?

While the current vendor environment clearly poses significant challenges and risks to businesses entrusting them with their data, use of encryption can, at least in many cases, materially mitigate that risk. The devil, however, is in...

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EFF has an encryption plan for the entire internet

Spurred by government surveillance of data, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is making progress toward its goal of encrypting all internet traffic using technology and scorecards.

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Three encrypted Slack alternatives worth a look

Slack is not end-to-end encrypted, leaving workplaces that use the popular collaboration tool vulnerable to both hackers and nation-state attacks. These encrypted alternatives will keep your team chats private.

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What is Australia's AA Bill and how will it affect US companies?

Australia's new AA Bill turns Australian employees and vendors into a supply chain security risk.

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What is SSL, TLS? And how this encryption protocol works

The SSL/TLS protocol encrypts internet traffic of all types, making secure internet communication (and therefore internet commerce) possible. Here are the basics of how it works and what comes next.

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Encryption is the best way to protect payment card transaction data

Criminals are going to steal payment card transaction data, but it won't matter if that data is devalued through encryption.

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From CIA to #CIA

The evolution of our security journey using the three pillars of security.

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Start preparing today for the future of quantum computing

With so many issues competing for an IT security professional's time, it’s difficult to find time for future planning. That being said, now is the time of professionals to have quantum computing on the radar.

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Are mixnets the answer to anonymous communications?

Combined with strong encryption such as the Signal protocol, modern mixnets could achieve the Holy Grail: metadata-resistant secure communications.

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Five Eyes threatens to force encryption backdoors, says 'privacy is not absolute'

The Five Eyes government intelligence alliance issued an encryption ultimatum to tech companies and device makers.

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Traveling to China for work? Punch through the Great Firewall and securely connect with your home office

Security is not just about confidentiality and integrity. It's also about availability. The new partnership between Wickr and Psiphon is worth a look for global enterprises with traveling employees.

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Preparing for the day quantum computing cracks public-key cryptography: What to do now

Quantum computers could crack public-key encryption in as little as five years. Here's how to prepare for the post-quantum world.

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