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NIST estimates $250 billion economic impact from its encryption standard

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 month ago

The standards agency commissioned a study of how much the Advanced Encryption Standard meant to government and industry since the late '90s.

Skype adds encrypted chat option for all users

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

The new feature is especially noteworthy because of Skype's past reputation for allowing outside access in certain cases.

Pentagon lays out plan to secure websites in response to lawmaker inquiry

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

CIO Dana Deasy lays out the department's plan in response to Sen. Ron Wyden, who raised concerna about the security of DOD's many public-facing sites.

FBI director: Without compromise on encryption, legislation may be the 'remedy'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that unless the U.S. government and private industry are able to come to a compromise on the issue of strong encryption and backdoors, legislation may be how the debate is ultimately decided.

Congress wants to prevent states from weakening encryption

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has reintroduced legislation that would preempt any attempts by states to weaken encryption.

Can the growth of secure communications products continue?

by CyberScoop Staff • 5 months ago

Wickr CEO Joel Wallenstrom talks with Greg Otto on encrypted communications' growth and where Wickr is headed in the next year.

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