April 18, 2016

On our security breach

Desperate for sensational stories, some publications routinely ignore two plain facts: Criminals and terrorists today routinely use Internet secrecy and end-to-end encryption to rob, kill and terrorize whole populations. Hacking Team provides a valuable tool that law enforcement and security agencies around the world use to keep citizens safe.

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February 24, 2016

PR offensive - a poor way to make policy

Americans are considering the tricky balance between privacy and security. What is not needed now is hyperbole, hysteria and a lot of red herrings...

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February 17, 2016

World-wide threats include the impact of “going dark” - US Intelligence

The U.S. Director of National Intelligence is out with the 2016 “Worldwide Threat Assessment.” This is an every-February report to the public...

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August 10, 2015

Going Dark: Law Enforcement Leaders on Universal Encryption

The most recent warnings from law enforcement leaders of the dangers of mass encryption of mobile phones, email and other communications is reigniting concern about what the U.S. FBI calls, “Going dark.” That refers to the challenge law enforcement faces in tracking criminals and terrorists who use their encrypted mobile phones and computers to communicate. It is a conversation that has been talking place in the law enforcement community for some time.

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