Category Archives: Encryption

It’s a Tough Road For Businesses That Don’t Protect Their Identities

April 16, 2014 by Entrust, Inc.     No Comments

From the Target breach last year to the crop of new data attacks that have arisen in 2014, there are no shortage of threats to enterprise security on the web.

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Several Universities Face Cybersecurity Siege

March 11, 2014 by Entrust, Inc.     No Comments

A series of data breaches at large universities has called attention to the need for strong data encryption measures across enterprises.

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NSA Leaks Uncover Legitimate Surveillance Concerns, But Cryptographic Systems are Not One of Them

September 17, 2013 by Bill Conner     1 Comment
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Snowden Papers: Lessons to be Learned

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Snowden Papers: Lessons to be LearnedIntelligence Services Disclosures and the Impact on Information Security The Washington Post and other media outlets have provided extensive coverage of allegations made by Edward Snowden concerning some of the NSA’s surveillance programs. The allegations include: The NSA has [Read More...]

Alan Turing Notes on Cryptography Released

July 12, 2012 by Jon Callas     No Comments

Are there any insights left to be wrung from the code breaker’s papers?

Chris Vallance of the BBC reports that GCHQ has released some of Alan Turing’s papers on the theory of code breaking. They’re not on display at the National Archives at Kew. I’ve checked the web pages of the Archives and GCHQ, and there is as of my writing nothing up there, yet.

The two papers are titled, The Applications of Probability to Crypt” and Paper on the Statistics of Repetitions. They discuss the use of mathematics to cryptanalysis. This might seem a bit obvious now, but at the time cryptanalysis was largely done by smart people and not by machines. A code-breaker was more likely someone who was good at solving complex crossword puzzles than working with numbers. It was unusual to bring in someone like Turing to a cryptology lab.