OPINION: The Long War on Encryption. Should the FBI be able to access any communication? And will quantum cryptography break all of security? Read more

CLOUDFLARE: Launches a Three-Pronged Attack to Encrypt the Entire Web. The push for web encryption, or HTTPS, is a crucial, attainable step in improving the Internet’s privacy and security. And ideally, we’d encrypt the entire web, as some organizations are trying to do. But upgrading the whole Internet is complicated, and adding encryption isn’t just an on-or-off switch. Some encrypted sites are faster and more efficient than others. Some are only partially encrypted. So Cloudflare – a company that touches an enormous fraction of the web – is working in that messy gray area to encrypt as much errant web traffic as possible. Find out more

SECURITY: Scientists Demonstrate Long Distance Quantum Communication. Scientists have shown that some subatomic particles exhibit quantum entanglement, which potentially enables unhackable communications that may be able to travel faster than the speed of light. Find out more

CHROME: Chrome Cracks Down on Sites that Don’t Use Encryption. A special warning will alert users when sites aren’t using HTTPS beginning in Chrome 56, the version to be released in January 2017. Read the rest


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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.


Encryption – Daily Tech Update – September 27, 2016

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