Unlocking Encryption: A Consultant’s View on Navigating Encryption Options and Persuading Reluctant Organizations (Part One of Three)

No matter how many steps are taken to prevent cyber intrusions, data can still be compromised. Encryption can mitigate the consequences – captured data that is encrypted may not be able to be read, utilized or sold. However, encryption is not as widely used as many would expect. Charles Carmakal, a vice president at cybersecurity consulting firm Mandiant, spoke to Cybersecurity Law Report about pragmatic approaches to encryption, why entities still resist it or fail to use it enough and whether and how they can be persuaded to change. See “Conflicting Views of Safety, Vulnerability and Privacy Fuel Encryption Debate (Jul. 15, 2015).

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