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Encryption Consulting announces their first-ever virtual conference – "Encryption Consulting Virtual conference 2021." – Tyler Morning…
PROSPER, Texas, Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Is Applied cryptography your passion? Then, you've come to the right place, Encryption Consulting has something for you. Encryption consulting is hosting the first ever Encryption Consulting Virtual Conference 2021 on Nov 3rd and 4th, 2021. #ECconference2021
Encryption Consulting's Virtual Conference 2021 will provide you with an opportunity to keep up with widespread changes in cryptography, PKI, Encryption, Data protection, Cloud key management, and other cryptography-related topics. The event is a unique, technical event that brings together cyber security leaders worldwide.
There will be 30 minute presentations from 18 experts at leading global companies such as Thales, Protigrity, Entrust, Comforte, DigiCert, AppviewX, Primekey, Utimaco, FutureX, Fortanix, Akeyless, and many other reputed and leading organizations. There will also be a live Q&A session after the presentation on the virtual conference day.
Hurry up and register for your favorite topic(s).
We also have hands-on lab sessions scheduled on Nov 3rd and 4th, 2021 for our code signing tool (CodeSign Secure 3.0) and deploying a PKI on an AWS environment.
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After being hinted at and after testing in previous beta builds, WhatsApp has confirmed that end-to-end encryption for cloud backups is set to roll out soon.
[Update 10/11]: After being officially announced, WhatsApps long-awaited encrypted backups are now beginning to roll out with the latest beta update for the Android and iOS apps. As the original post (below) notes, youll need to choose between a password or 64-bit key. Losing either will result in your backup being lost be that on Android or iOS.
Spotted by WABetaInfo, the option is said to be available as of v126.96.36.199 of WhatsApp for Android. However, after updating were not yet seeing the option when heading to Settings > Chats > Chat backup. This hints that the feature is not yet widely available but likely coming very soon to most users of the messaging platform.
When you do enable the feature, the backups are encrypted before upload. Which is why a cloud-based key or a password is required to recover when you sign in to a new device. The latest beta update should be rolling out right now via the Google Play Store provided that you are enrolled.
Original article posted 09/10 below
Announced in a Facebook Engineering blog post, end-to-end encryption has been missing from cloud backups despite the fact that the messages in chat gained the added security layer way back in 2016. The current implementation has relied heavily on iCloud and Google Drive for cloud backup storage, but security was only offered with 2FA when restoring on your device.
If you are a WhatsApp user, Facebook confirmed that end-to-end encryption for your future cloud backups will begin rolling out in the coming weeks. WhatsApp says that once the feature is enabled, neither WhatsApp nor the backup service provider will be able to access your backups or the encryption key used for backups:
People can already back up their WhatsApp message history via cloud-based services like Google Drive and iCloud. WhatsApp does not have access to these backups, and they are secured by the individual cloud-based storage services.
But now, if people choose to enable end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) backups once available, neither WhatsApp nor the backup service provider will be able to access their backup or their backup encryption key.
You will be able to choose between two options, either manually storing the 64-digit encryption key or setting a password:
This should make cloud backups and the backup process much more secure with WhatsApp, but it is worth noting that end-to-end encryption still doesnt guarantee 100% security for your data. Its also important to note that should you choose to use a 64-digit encryption key and lose the key, you will lose access to your backup. However, you can change or reset your password if you forget it.
Multi-device support has recently rolled out, but its worth noting that encrypted backups will only be available on your main or primary device. You can read the full white paper on WhatsApp and the end-to-end encrypted cloud backups here.
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Homomorphic Encryption Market New Coming Industry to Witness Great Growth Opportunities in Coming Years From 2021 to 2027: Microsoft (US), IBM…
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SmartKargo Incorporates EDIfly Advanced Aviation Messaging At No Cost for Customers of its E-Commerce Logistics Solution – Yahoo Finance
SmartKargo has now embedded EDIfly into its end-to-end e-commerce solution to support free encrypted messaging for its airline clients.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SmartKargo has now embedded EDIfly into its end-to-end e-commerce solution to support free encrypted messaging for its airline clients. Air Asia Cargo, a cornerstone customer of SmartKargo, recently implemented the EDI-messaging solution with its ground handling partners in Indonesia. Air Asia is the leading low-cost carrier in Asia and a leading integrated logistics provider facilitating the movement of goods and e-commerce packages, through its Teleport cargo subsidiary, across Southeast Asia and beyond.
The EDIfly messaging platform is the signature tool of Luxembourg-based Innovative Software. Innovative Software SARL recently joined the IATA EPIC Platform and has now added logistics.cloud to support encrypted connectivity options through its low-cost EDIfly messaging technology based on open-source components. The platforms are facilitating exchanges for a growing number of partners in ground handling and warehouse management, airline trucking, forwarding, logistics, cargo community systems, or even some governments.
"EDIfly enables our airline customers like Air Asia to securely exchange operational messages with their logistics partners, which is so vital in the fulfillment of e-commerce transactions," said Milind Tavshikar, CEO of SmartKargo. "SmartKargo is pleased to provide the advanced benefits of EDIfly SM messaging at no cost to customers of our e-commerce solution."
The implementation of EDIfly is simple for SmartKargo's customers of SmartKargo's platform, as EDIfly relies on the same addresses already in use by legacy aviation messaging providers such as SITA, ARINC, Cargo-Community-Systems, and others. EDIfly SM also adds value to these exchanges with instant proof of delivery through a digital signature. This means comprehensive process control for business partners and a secured exchange not available with other traditional means, including email.
"In addition to the significant cost reduction over alternative messaging methods, EDIfly provides Air Asia with the utmost in data security for our messaging, and it is based on IATA standards," said Javed Malik, title, AirAsia.
SmartKargo's customers now benefit from complete tracking without the volume-related pricing typically incurred. EDIfly is the only solution today that can be GDPR and PCI/DSS compliant with certifiable encryption end-to-end, including into the application of the customer.
"EDIfly uniquely allows seamless integration and allows for self-administration capabilities," said Ingo Ressler, Chief Commercial Officer at EDIfly. "In addition, the messaging provides full transparency on performance and message delivery, and guarantees the delivery order through end-to-end sequencing of messages."
About SmartKargo SmartKargo delivers advanced digital technology to facilitate the efficient digital transformation of an airline's cargo business. With deep expertise in air cargo, technology, and e-commerce, SmartKargo empowers airlines to open new revenue streams through e-commerce package shipping and delivery, as recently featured in Forbes. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (in what The New York Times called "the most innovative square mile on the planet"), with key offices in India, the Philippines, Brazil, and Canada. Learn more at http://www.smartkargo.com or on our social media at Linkedin, Twitter, or Instagram.
About EDIfly EDIfly, a product of Innovative Software SARL, provides innovative software for seamless integrated messaging in aviation and logistics since 2010. The company provides banking-like data security, superior rule-based message routing + monitoring based on IATA standards. EDIfly uses standard RSA/AES encryption and obtains a real-time non-repudiation proof-of-delivery from the receiving address. Innovative Software SARL has partnered with industry initiatives including IATA EPIC and logistics.cloud to support low-cost connectivity options through its EDIfly messaging technology based on open-source components. EDIfly promotes seamless migration away from legacy and fixed-link connectivity using the existing addressing Type B, Type X, Cargo: XML, PIMA schema, etc., while supporting high-level encryption to exchanges without applications changes. For more information contact http://www.edifly.com.
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No outages, no data leaks: The new WhatsApp killer built on the blockchain creates privacy-focused encrypted messenger – Cointelegraph
Oxen is a privacy-focused platform built on top of a proof-of-stake (PoS) network. It has also built a secure and anonymous messaging platform Session.
The companys chief technical officer Kee Jefferys talked to Cointelegraph about its platform, its technology and how important privacy and data protection are for the end-user.
1. Hello! Tell us about Oxen and Session.
OXEN is a private, stakeable cryptocurrency. The Oxen coin(OXEN) has brought a lot of innovation to the CryptoNote space (CN), including instant transactions and a large-scale PoS system. However, the real magic is the service node network. Its powering a whole range of decentralized privacy applications all incentivized by OXEN.
So far, our shining star is Session.
Session is an encrypted messenger that takes an uncompromising stance on preserving user privacy. No phone numbers, email addresses, or any identifying information are needed to sign up for Session. The messenger lets people benefit from the best bits of blockchain without needing to run a node, hold any cryptocurrency, or even being familiar with what blockchain is. Because of that, its already getting mainstream adoption, and Session currently has over 200,000 active users. The app is available for free on iOS, Android, Mac, Windows and Linux.
2. Whats wrong with messaging giants like Messenger and WhatsApp?
Messenger and WhatsApp are both owned by Facebook, a company known for aggregating user data to be sold for profit to advertising companies at the expense of the end users privacy, putting very little energy into maximizing privacy and security for users.
So heres what we know about Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp:
WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are the most popular messaging applications in the world, which technically means that encrypted messaging applications are the most popular form of communication. However, there is uncertainty about WhatsApps end-to-end encryption implementation because their closed source code makes it impossible to verify the quality of their encryption.
In addition to this, the centralized servers used by WhatsApp give them a central point of failure. Apps like Session that are built on a decentralized network can be more resilient to attacks and have less downtime.
3. How does Session plan to get ahead in this competitive space?
A primary focus early on for Session was to reach out to journalists, activists and NGOs to test the app and provide feedback.
Now, the encrypted platform is used all the way from Boston to Baghdad by well over 200,000 people across more than 200 countries. Activists, journalists and human rights defenders rely on Session to be able to communicate safely and effectively and continue doing their pivotal work. Users are able to have conversations with their friends and family without worrying whether their conversation is secure.
4. Why is anonymity in messaging so important?
Anonymity is privacy, and privacy, according to the United Nations, is a human right everyone should be entitled to see Article 12 of the UNs Declaration on Human Rights.
Around the world, people are persecuted for their opinions, beliefs and conversations. And even if its not your job, anyone posting on social media these days can be a whistleblower, activist, or revolutionary. That opens a lot of people up to being targeted and makes anonymity a huge issue for every single person on the internet.
5. How many people currently use Session?
Session has been downloaded over 500,000 times and currently has over 200,000 monthly active users, according to recent estimations. Due to the decentralized nature of Session, were unable to see the exact number of users we have. Apps like WhatsApp and Telegram have access to more accurate information regarding user numbers and activity.
6. What are the premium paid features that Session is planning to offer?
We strongly believe that the apps core functionality a hardcore private messenger should remain free. Secure messaging is an incredibly difficult challenge to solve, and the monetization features we add should improve the apps user experience and not restrict it behind a paywall.
That said, some of the paid features that Session may offer in the future:
All decentralized core components of Session are free. Some additional features and services that would consume OPTF resources to provide or put additional strain on the Oxen network will be included among Sessions premium features.
Sessions monetization strategy includes premium features that can be used to buy back and burn OXEN from the open market, adding additional deflationary pressure to the OXEN cryptocurrency.
7. Is it possible to migrate from other platforms to Session?
Community groups from other apps can easily shift from, lets say, the centralized Telegram to decentralized Session. However, there is no means of porting users directly from Telegram to Session.
The platforms open groups facilitate real-time group chats with an unlimited number of users, while the closed group feature where users can chat with up to 100 people with the same metadata protections as Sessions one-on-one conversations.
8. What are Sessions plans for the coming 12 months?
Our main objectives for the next 12 months are to increase the number of users and improve the monetization model. Were planning to add user-generated sticker packs, increase file size limits, remote device wiping, local message editing and more.
The biggest upgrade on the horizon is Lokinet integration, which will bring lower latency communication and better, non-Apple/Google-like push notifications as well as onion-routed voice and video calls.
Disclaimer. Cointelegraph does not endorse any content or product on this page. While we aim at providing you all important information that we could obtain, readers should do their own research before taking any actions related to the company and carry full responsibility for their decisions, nor this article can be considered as an investment advice.
Mosyle’s $ 16M Series A Drives Growth by Launching the Mosyle Business with the Market’s First Encrypted DNS Filtering and Security Solution -…
Mosyle, the leader in modern Apple MDM and security, today introduced its Encrypted Domain Name System (DNS) Filtering & Security Solution, the markets first offering built to automate web filtering and encryption exclusively on Apple endpoints. By focusing on the device instead of the network, Mosyle provides K-12, higher education and enterprise customers with fast, secure, and reliable web filtering and end user privacy for Apple devices at school, home, work, or on the go.
The past 18 months have put a major spotlight on the industrys outdated approach to web filtering, said Alcyr Araujo, founder and CEO, Mosyle. Nearly every school and enterprise IT department was forced to pivot and retrofit their network-focused solution to work on the endpoint, creating a slow, unstable and insecure content filtering solution when devices were not on an approved network. Mosyle believes the future of management and protection is in the endpoint and thats the key to our latest DNS filtering and security offering.
The new offering is built within the companys expanding portfolio of Apple MDM and security solutions and hinges on Mosyles heritage of innovation and automation. Built within the Mosyle solutions ecosystem, the Encrypted DNS & Security Solution is a new product category that leverages features from web filtering and security, MDM, and endpoint security to create completely new workflows.
Purpose-built for K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and enterprises, Mosyles latest innovation helps simplify Apple device management, web filtering and security with:
Maximum Privacy: Mosyles solution only leverages DoH (DNS over HTTPS) and DoT (DNS over TLS) protocols to enforce highly efficient filtering controls at the operating system and applications levels with full DNS encryption protecting sensitive information. The solution also gives customers full control of what information is logged.
Automated and Frictionless Deployment: Mosyles DNS offering eliminates the time-consuming process of configuring and deploying web filtering agents on devices. With a few clicks, services are up and running, providing uniform rule enforcement across web browsers. By leveraging the endpoint, Mosyles solution also removes the friction of deploying updates and ensures all devices are running on the latest operating system without waiting for a providers agent to be deemed compatible.
Apple First Focus: Mosyles new solution leverages the companys deep level of specialization with Apple devices by combining key web filtering functionality with MDM and endpoint security to deliver a proven Apple first offering.
The quick shift to remote learning and work left education systems exposed to students accessing inappropriate content on school-owned devices and business devices unprotected. And legacy web filtering solutions are to blame, said Joshua Martin, Information Security Director, Mosyle. Mosyles DNS Filtering & Security Solution addresses these concerns and helps resolve content filtering challenges while providing smooth upgrades, protection and management for Apple devices anytime, anywhere.
Mosyles Encrypted DNS Filtering & Security Solution will be available under a private beta program for K-12 education customers in the coming weeks. The company will announce a public beta access program for higher education and enterprise customers in early 2022. About Mosyle
Mosyle is the leader in modern mobile device management (MDM) and security for Apple enterprise and education customers. By combining a cloud-native architecture with a focus on usability, automation and the best support on the market, Mosyle delivers a new approach to Apple device management that is more powerful, efficient and affordable than legacy solutions.
The modern technology of the modern world offers us the advantages to live our lives and do our work more comfortably. We can access so many things very easily while sitting from our home or offices such as modern gadgets like our Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Laptop, etc every single day for work and personal uses. In order to get all the services from those devices, we need an internet connection that connects us with the web world to surf on it and access data or information from different sources. Even there are other things like Smart TV, AC, etc gadgets or machines in our home or offices are accessible through an internet connection.
To connect all the devices with the internet that we have in our possession, we use a WI-FI network that connects all the gadgets with a single internet network. Using a wireless network, even we can remotely control those devices. That opens up many opportunities to do our stuff pretty much easily. But, that opportunity also brings some major threats or problems to our systems and the data we have in them. Many people even do not realize those issues unless they face any. To prevent those threats, we must secure our WI-FI network as strong as possible for our own good.
Digital theft and hacking is common practice and the crime is increasing day by day. Hackers are just waiting for one single mistake from you to grab it for hacking your network. Giving them such loopholes is what we should avoid protecting our devices and data which very essential to us.
There are many ways to protect your WI-FI network and to make it strong enough to secure your device and data from attackers and viruses or malware. It is very important to secure your network to make it safe and virus-free.
The Wi-Fi router translates the data fed in by the internet provider and sends it as an internet signal to various end devices that are connected to the router. It helps to organize a simultaneous exchange of files between devices and with the internet connection. All the devices connected to the router are operated within the network. To ensure the security of the Wi-Fi network and the devices that are connected with it, effective and strong encryption of the Wi-Fi is very useful to provide protection from hackers.
Weak encryption could be very easy for attackers to crack with their hacking tools and methods. It will give them access to your network and data to see or hack them and even can control your network settings for any intention.
To secure your data transmission, which will restrict data transmission only between the end device and router to read there are some encryption methods that you can use.
This is an outdated standard for network encryption. This method should not be used because of many security gaps that attackers can exploit.
Compared to the WEP method, WPA is based on a more complicated algorithm that uses an improved key calculation with new keys for each data packet. It uses 48-bit encryption.
This is the one that you can use for better encryption. This is the most used and recommended encryption method for Wi-Fi networks. You can also make it tougher with the WPA2 AES option.
It is the updated version of WPA2. It is becoming available for new devices and routers. It uses 192-bit for encryption which is very effective to block attackers with brute force dictionaries.
People who are using a simple password to connect any device with the router then they should change it and set a strong password which must be very difficult to guess or crack. Having strong encryption will not provide you the required protection if your password is easy to break. As we usually share the password with our family members and close friends that visit frequently so the chances of spreading the password are there too, well that is another story for such a situation we can use Guest networks. Whatever, you must set up a secure password that must include words, numbers, and other signs and make it big. Then it will be difficult for anyone to crack the password or remember it for a long time to provide them to other people.
As we only have to connect a device one time with a password and access the router after that without it. So, people may forget it after some days. And do not share the password with everyone. Only share it with trusted people and try to restrict yourself from sharing it as much as possible.
Changing your Wi-Fi password frequently also can help you to protect your network from unwanted people and it is always good for security. Using the same one for a long time is not a wise decision as many people might know about it during that time and it can be hacked easily. Make a habit of a timely routine that can be weekly or monthly to change it for better security and privacy. It will also kick out unnecessary people who have used your network before.
This is one of the most initial things you must do if you want security for your Wi-Fi network connection. The network or user name and admin password of multiple same types of routers get the same name and password as a default from the router company. Buyers access this to control the console of the router. Now this password is not the one you use for connecting a device with the network. It will give you access to router settings and configuration which is completely your personal thing to access and set it as you want.
The given name and password are easily accessible as it usually provided with a package of the router. And being the same credentials for multiple routers, you can find it on the official company website of the router or simply by searching online. It is easy to get and hackers will know about it very comfortably. So, change the default password with a strong and long password that would be tough to access.
And also, the same thing could reveal information about your router to attackers that are the so-called SSID. The abbreviation SSID means Service Set Identifier and denotes the name of the network. In many cases the network name and device type are equivalent. It is advisable to adapt and personalize the SSID. In this case, potential attackers cannot easily find out which router is being used. This minimizes the risk that known weak points in the router can be exploited. So, change the network name to give it proper protection.
After setting up a new network name and password you can hide the network name or SSID for extra security and protection from hackers. At first, you certainly need to access it for visibility to connect the devices you want to use by connecting with the router. When you have completed the connections or you do not need the SSID to be visible for any reason, hide it so no one can see your network. Or else we can also manually add SSID to connect the Wi-Fi network, of course, for that you should remember it by heart.
Furthermore, this hiding trick will enable you to provide more security and privacy. No one from the surroundings of your home will be able to detect your network name and the hackers cannot find your network to try to hack it. Any person who might visit your home would most likely not ask for your password to connect his/her device because they cannot see it in their devices. Changing the name of your network will manage to assist the uniqueness of your router and hiding it from visibility can add more security to it.
If you could not remember your SSID, then you can always unhide it to connect any device further or for any other purposes. And then hide it once again when the need for it is not required. The process is not so hectic and you can do it at any time using your device.
The full form of WPS is Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a much easier process to connect any device with the router network. It can be used for the people who do not know about the technical things much or has a fear of it. There are two different ways that the WPS methods use for any device connected with the network. The first one is the routers that have a push button at the back which you can press to connect a device by sending out a signal to connect it. Here you do not need any password or code to access the network.
And secondly, you can use an eight-digit code to connect any device with the network to access the internet from the device. It is a very easy process to connect any device with your network. But, this is not very safe as hackers can break your network security pretty much in a matter of time especially cracking the codes and gaining access to your router network. Although you can use the push button method sometimes to connect a device, the second one is not a method to practice at all. It is best for you to avoid any method and disable the WPS feature.
We can access your router with devices that are connected to your home and the necessary things we would like to do. The remote administration feature provides you to access the router settings through the internet from other locations as well. As you can access your router with the help of remote access then any hacker will be able to do the same without much inconvenience.
So, the most suitable option you could pick is to disable the remote administration (if you do not require it) of your router. Just go to the Wi-Fi settings and the administration to turn it off if it is accessible at the moment. Using a feature like this that can bring so many problems instead of making your network security strong is not a great option to select.
We update our operating system, any software or application, antivirus, etc with the latest version of the updates. We do this or companies provide such updates to fix any issue or glitch and strengthen the security or any loophole that can compromise the safety of the user. Your router also should be updated with the latest version of the update to deliver the topmost security and performance. The routers that have an automatic update option can update it with the latest updates. But, for the other ones you should check for any updates to update it manually.
Just check for the updates after a certain period of time. If there is one, then update it. You can look for the updates on the router company website or in the router console if the option is there to notify you. It is very important to update the firmware of your router to make it more secure from hackers. They always look for any loophole in the security of a router to exploit it. In case there is any virus outbreak, then the router companies will most likely provide a security update to dodge the virus. In that case, you must check for any update that can save you from such outbreaks or attacks.
The firewall of your router also plays an important role to protect you from the various threats which you can face through the internet. And no, we are not talking about the firewall of your PC or laptop. Your router should have its own built-in firewall system as most of the routers have which can provide you the security to secure your network and other devices. It will also prevent any hacking or if someone tries to drill through your network security.
The firewall has an option of disabling as well. So, go to your settings to find a firewall and enable it if it is disabled in your router. And if you are unable to find the firewall in your Wi-Fi then try to find out whether it is there or not and how you can access it. Check on the company website or any online forum to get knowledge about it.
MAC address is basically a Media Access Control. Every device around the world has a unique MAC address and no other device can have the same MAC address as another one. In the router settings, you can find the option to filter MAC addresses to find out which device has accessed your router. With this unique identifier, you can elevate the security of your Wi-Fi network by limiting the devices to connect with your network. You can also put the MAC addresses of the devices you would like to give permission to access the router.
So, in this way, we can avoid other devices and can filter out unwanted devices to connect with your network in the future. This can limit the number of devices to connect with it. Only the approved ones can access and stay within the network. That is a very reliable feature to keep your router clean from many devices and restrict any of the devices to which you do not want to give access to use the internet or harm you in any way. It will surely boost the security of the router network and prevent intruders from hacking it.
Now that is not by any means technical things but it is one of the obvious things you should do and make a habit of turning off the router when no one needed it. We turn off any other electrical or electronic devices like TV, AC, PC, lights, etc when we do not use them. So why keeping a router on if you are going out for a long trip.
It will save electricity and a turned-off router is basically the safest thing for potential hackers. They would not be able to hack your network if the router is turned off. Even if you have any wanted user that uses your internet through the router will not be able to access it when you are not using it or not at home. Turning off the Wi-Fi, when one is out of home or on a trip is the best decision for the safety of your network, devices, and also for your home.
Another network for different IoT devices
Modern technology is getting smarter and providing us many IoT (Internet of Things) devices day by day. We already use many devices like smartphones, smart TV, PC, etc in our homes and the number of IoT devices will increase in the near future for sure. So, why we should put all such devices with the same network if we can create a new router network to connect some of the devices for more security. The majority of IoT devices do not offer good security. And if any of them is hacked by any hacker then they can invade all of our devices including our Wi-Fi network for using the same network.
If you are a person that likes to secure your devices and network as much as you can then you can set up a second network for using the devices that you feel are not providing much security like old devices. In this way, you can secure the devices that are more important and high secured with one network. And use another network to use other devices to separate them from the important devices. It will provide more security to your network and the devices you value more.
You do not have to share your main network password with other visitors or unwanted people to connect their devices with it. Instead, just create a guest network for those people who might use unprotected or infected devices which are unknown to you. Most of the routers offer this feature to set up a guest network for the visitors.
Just create a different password and username or SSID for the guest network and keep your main network password secret to you and the people you trust. If any of the guests use a device that is already infected then it will not be able to infect your own devices from the network you connect them to use the internet. It is a better way to prevent hacking and cybercrime. It will decrease the chances of such threats.
Some other tips to secure your Wi-Fi network security
Cybercrime is one of the main concerns these days. So learn the cyber security methods and tricks to protect your data and network from intruders. Use all the methods you might need to secure your network and maintain a safe zone for work without any worry.
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XSOC CORP Recognized by CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards Program for Overall Encryption Solution of the Year – Business Wire
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XSOC CORP, a leading developer of extensible, secure, optimized cryptographic tools, platforms and protocols was named the winner of the Overall Encryption Solution of the Year award in the fifth annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program conducted by CyberSecurity Breakthrough. CyberSecurity Breakthrough is a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market.
XSOC Cryptosystem is a purpose-built, customizable, encryption engine designed to provide Quantum-Safe information security, using FIPS 140-2 validated functionality, for any data stored or any data sent, shared, transferred, migrated, or streamed regardless of size or format, and can be integrated into new or existing cybersecurity applications or workflows.
XSOC CORP provides cyber-resilient solutions that are designed to safeguard and preserve the confidentiality and integrity of information, critical software technologies and intellectual property at all data points of an infrastructure by preventing unauthorized access and use by person or devices.
We are honored and elated to be recognized by the Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards, said Richard Blech, XSOC CORP Founder & CEO. This acknowledgement shows our users that our mechanism can and will be used across a wide spectrum to securely exchange and decrypt information. Achieving this level of acknowledgement within the first year of launch is a grand slam.
The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security and many more. This years program attracted more than 4,000 nominations from over 20 different countries throughout the world.
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About CyberSecurity Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more. For more information visit CyberSecurityBreakthrough.com.
About XSOC CORP
Founded in 2018, XSOC CORP is based in Irvine, CA, with a senior management and technology engineering team that has developed four ground-breaking products in the areas of advanced, optimizable, symmetric cryptosystem encryption, both local and global symmetric key exchange mechanisms, and an optimized, high-performance, secure transmission protocol.
These four products; XSOC, SOCKET, WAN-SOCKET, and EBP are ideal for OEMs, systems integrators, military/law enforcement/government markets, IoT, IIoT, ICS/ Critical infrastructure environments, or in any environment where the security, integrity or availability of data are critical. The company goes to market via OEM partnerships, ISVs, Systems Integrators, Cybersecurity Resellers, via modular license agreements.
To become a sales partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org and use sales partner in the subject field.
Data Encryption Standard uses a single key for encrypting and decrypting a message. This means that the sender and receiver both must have the same key to access the message. At one point in time, DES was the go-to encryption technology. However, over a period, DES was overpowered by the more sophisticated AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).
Here are some of the important features that impact the working of the Data Encryption Standard.
Block cipher This means that the entire Data Encryption Standard is a cryptographic key, which is applied to a block of data and not on a single bit. For instance, to encrypt a plain text message, DES will put the message into blocks of 64 bits and then encrypt it.
Multiple rounds of encryption The DES methodology is a process of encryption that is done 16 times. This is done in four different modes, by encrypting blocks individually or creating a relationship of each cipher block with all previous blocks. Decryption is just the opposite of encryption, where you must follow the same steps but in reverse order.
64-bit Key DES actually uses a 64-bit key, however, eight of those bits are utilized for checks making the effective length to only 56 bits. The algorithm for encryption products 16 different subkeys of 48 bits each. Each of these subkeys is used for 16 encryption rounds.
Replacement & Permutation The algorithm also helps in defining the sequence of replacement and permutation that the cipher undergoes during the process of encryption.
Backward Compatibility DES also provides this compatibility in some cases.
The following diagram explains how encryption converts a plain text message into an encrypted message
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One of the most dangerous security vectors facing enterprises is also one of the least understood. Research into Encrypted Traffic Threats shows that 41 per cent of businesses do not have a solid understanding of the existence and nature of encrypted traffic threats, and the harm that they can cause. However, gradually, encryption has become one of the most substantial vehicles for cyber threats organizations now have to deal with.
Encrypted traffic became a potential hazard precisely because so much data is now encrypted. In 2016 just over a half (53 per cent) of all web traffic was encrypted, but by 2019, that percentage had grown to a massive 87 per cent, opening an opportunity that is almost the size of the entire Internets data for hackers to slip malicious code into enterprise networks.
The risk that encrypted traffic threats pose is simple; they are hard to see. Cyber criminals find this pathway to be one of the most effective ways to bypass firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, unified threat management, secure web gateways, data loss prevention, anti-malware, and most other security solutions.One way to protect against this is to deploy decryption solutions, but even here there are some concerns, with 36 per cent of those surveyed citing a concern over data privacy, 29 per cent worried about decryption causing performance bottlenecks, and 18 per cent worried about having a lack of available skills to manage such a security solution.
Consequently, nearly one half (48 per cent) of organisations have yet to implement decryption solutions.
How to manage the threatThe best way to address these issues is to have an automated solution that can proactively monitor and analyse encrypted data.
When the Czech Republics National Cyber and Information Security Agency sought a more robust way to fortify the countrys selected government institutions against modern advanced threats, it turned to Flowmon and the Flowmon Anomaly Detection System for threat-hunting capability. The system uses 44 detection methods comprising 200+ algorithms to immediately spot and alert the IT teams of any anomalies that had been hidden in network traffic, encrypted or not.
This application of AI became a valuable source IT expertise that multiplied staff bandwidth to manage the solution and allowed for a full and complex monitoring of the entire networked environment. With Flowmon ADS in place, the institute has a comprehensive, yet noise-free overview of suspicious behaviours in the partner networks, flawless detection capability, and a platform for the validation of indicators of compromise.
Flowmons solution works at scale, too. GANT a pan-European data network for the research and education community is running one of the worlds largest data networks, and transfers over 1,000 terabytes of data per day over the GANT IP backbone. For something of that scale there is simply no way to manually monitor the entire network for aberrant data. With a redundant application of two Flowmon collectors deployed in parallel, GANT was able to have a pilot security solution to manage data flow of this scale live in just a few hours. With a few months of further testing, integration and algorithmic learning, the solution was then ready to protect GANTs entire network from encrypted data threats.
Why cross-team collaboration accelerates encrypted threat responseUncertainty and a lack of understanding is driving the hesitancy for enterprises to adopt encrypted traffic threat response solutions. Furthermore, for a response to this threat to be effective, it is critical that network operations and security operations (NetOps + SecOps = NetSecOps) work in collaboration, but according to the study, 40 per cent of enterprises do not currently have these teams working closely together.
By adopting tools that are built with the NetSecOps philosophy in mind in order to foster collaboration between the two teams, companies can greatly cut down on incident resolution time and save expenditure on tools with functional overlap.
In 2020, Kemp Technologies announced the acquisition of Flowmon. In doing so, the company has been able to bring together holistic solutions that allow partners to become a one-stop-shop for robust network security.
We are excited to extend the value offered to customers in the areas of infrastructure security, network observability and automated incident response by welcoming Flowmon to the Kemp family, Ray Downes, CEO of Kemp Technologies, said at the time. The expansion of Kemps portfolio to include Flowmons solutions will provide customers the ideal combination of network analysis, pre-emptive threat detection and workload delivery for optimal, uninterrupted user and application experience.Kemps two product families comprising the LoadMaster load balancer and the Flowmon NetSecOps suite allows companies to take full control of their digital environment, with load balancing, network performance monitoring, and response solutions. The solution is easy to deploy and configure and boasts data on the dashboard within 30 minutes. With government regulation and privacy concerns demanding that corporations show ever-greater responsibility around data and encryption, Flowmon and Kemp are proving to be an essential response in also protecting the network from cyber-crime.
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