Britain’s Home Secretary Enters the Encryption Debate

Britain’s Home Secretary Enters the Encryption Debate
March 28 10:25 2017 Print This Article

An analysis of British Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s call, in response to last week’s terrorist attack in London, for law enforcement and intelligence services to gain access to encrypted communications services, such as WhatsApp, leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.

In the Security Report, you’ll hear (click on the button below to do to the player to listen):

  • DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz dissect Rudd’s weekend interviews in which she said that organizations like WhatsApp should allow authorities access to their encrypted services during criminal and terrorist investigations;
  • ISMG Executive Vice President and Editorial Director Tom Field preview this week’s ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in San Francisco;
  • ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk explain why Google is rejecting Symantec’s existing digital certificates; and
  • An update about the Senate voting to pull back on a new federal regulation aimed at protecting consumers’ private information.
Listen to the debate


The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Check out our March 21 and March 24 reports that respectively analyze FBI Director James Comey’s revelation of a counterintelligence investigation of possible ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government and how blockchain could be used to secure shared, cyberthreat information.

The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Friday, March 31.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under the Creative Commons license.

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