Too little e-mail encryption in businesses

A German federal association for IT-security (TeleTrusT) has released a comprehensive information brochure on e-mail encryption. It is addressed equally to IT-experts and interested parties.

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WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French companies

According to new WikiLeaks documents the US intelligence agency has also been spying on top industrial companies from France. Reasons for that seem not only to be geopolitical but also economically motivated.

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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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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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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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Is the end of encrypted communication coming soon?

Following a spate of terror crimes world leaders are discussing the question of whether encrypted communication should be prohibited for the benefit of terror prevention. Will this lead to a government-mandated end of encrypted communication?

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Dark times for secure e-mail?

The so-called “Dark Mail Technical Alliance” wants to make e-mail communication safer in the future and establish a new standard that goes beyond the capabilities of S/MIME and PGP. Is Dark Mail the future of secure business communication?

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Exchange large files outside the cloud

The US cloud provider Dropbox has expanded its range of APIs to make it easier for business customers to put files into the Dropbox cloud storage and manage access to the files located there. But is the cloud really the right choice for your business?

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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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