Encryption remains a key security tool despite newly leaked documents revealing the National Security Agency’s efforts to bend crypto and software to its will in order to ease its intelligence-gathering capabilities, expert say. But these latest NSA revelations serve as a chilling wake-up call for enterprises to rethink how they lock down their data.
“The bottom line is what Bruce Schneier said: for all of these [NSA] revelations, users are better off using encryption than not using encryption,” says Robin Wilton, technical outreach director of the Internet Society. “But if you’re a bank [or other financial institution] and you rely on the integrity of your transactions, what are you supposed to be doing now? Are you compromised?”
via Keep Calm, Keep Encrypting — With A Few Caveats — Dark Reading.