From the Summer 2017 Issue

Building Resilience in an End-to-End Encryption World

Ed Alcantara
Chief Cyber Intelligence Officer | BLACKOPS Cyber

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It can be argued that strong end-to-end encryption has been responsible for the trust that enables the internet economy that has revolutionized the way commerce is conducted, created tremendous wealth and enabled the spontaneous generation of knowledge economies across the world. Unfortunately, the same encryption technologies have created great difficulties for the law enforcement and intelligence communities in their battle against cybercrime, espionage and terrorism. The use of sophisticated encryption by cyber criminals and terrorists makes it difficult to gather the intelligence and evidence to either prevent or prosecute a crime. By “going dark”, terrorist and criminal organizations . . .

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