Where companies have to improve their IT-Security

A recently conducted survey shows how well companies are prepared when it comes to it-security. Even though many have set up decent basic measures most don’t go beyond that and take comprehensive care. Especially SME’s.

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Three reasons for strong encryption

New developments in the current debate about whether government agencies should be given access to encrypted data and communication: The US-Senate passes an NSA surveillance reform and two technology experts from the Congress write a letter to FBI Director James Comey naming three reasons why companies should not weaken their encryption products.

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SSL Bug „Logjam“

Updates on Cryptshare regarding "Logjam"

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No front door Mr. President, please!

We recently commented on NSA-Director Michael Rogers thinking about creating ‘front doors’ to encrypted digital data on phones, in emails etc. for authorities. Now top tech companies including Apple, Facebook, and Google signed a letter to US President Barack Obama to "reject any proposal that companies deliberately weaken the security of their products."

Unconnected with this our CEO Mark Forrest was approached by the British government on a similar topic. Read more about this below:

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May I read your e-mails Mr. President?

Apparently hackers have gained access to Barack Obamas e-mails. We wonder if this would have happened with Cryptshare in action and want to talk about why even government authorities and big companies sometimes lack the proper security when it comes to e-mail encryption.

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Award winning technology?

A British county council becomes paperless combining standard software and using Cryptshare - and makes it to the finals in the MJ Awards 2015.

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NSA plans a new future for data encryption

The NSA and other government funded authorities have been discussing how they can work with the encrypted data of private persons and companies. Leaks and spying scandals have increased the awareness for the need to encrypt data and with it greater efforts to secure communications have been made. This in turn makes law enforcement more difficult when it comes to accessing digital data and communications. However the NSA argues that to prevent threats to the nation they need access to all communications. NSA-Director Michael Rogers proposes the solution is to create a master digital key with several different pieces creating "front door“ access to all digital devices for the authorities.

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"FREAK Attack" security issue does not affect Cryptshare Servers.

A wide-spread security issue has recently been become public under the name "FREAK Attack". The issue does not affect Cryptshare Servers.

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"JetLeak" security issue fixed for Cryptshare V3 Servers

The issue that has been made public recently has been fixed with Cryptshare Server v3.9.1.1 which is available for update as of now. An update to this version is strongly recommended. For details, please refer to the release notes in the login area of our website or in the Update screen of your Cryptshare Server.

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"JetLeak" security issue affects Cryptshare V3 Servers - fix will be released shortly

A security leak in Jetty Webserver has recently become public. Cryptshare Servers are affected. A fix will be available shortly.

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With our software Cryptshare we enable our customers to share e-mails and files of any size securely in an ad-hoc way with a detailed audit trail and a strong ROI.

On our blog we write about email encryption, cybercrime, security gaps, malware, data protection and more. In short, anything about data security.

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