Five Ways Encryption Has (or Hasn't) Changed Since Snowden

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Email is still a major threat

Though awareness around encryption has increased, the prevalence of this security feature embedded within personal email accounts has barely made headway. Sixty-two percent of employees surveyed noted that their personal email would still be at risk if their laptop, mobile device or PC had been lost or stolen compared to the 79 percent who would have been at risk in 2011. Though some progress has been made on the adoption front, there still needs to be a significant change in the way we are protecting our personal email if we want to keep our private information secure from outsiders.

The month of June officially marked the one-year anniversary of the infamous Edward Snowden/NSA leaks. From The Guardian's publishing of classified documents, to Snowden's identity unveiling and the revealing of the NSA spying rules, the world was stunned to learn that there really is a "Big Brother" always watching.

Enterprises and consumers alike have been left wondering how to prevent the U.S. government tracking their every move. While this so-called "whistle blower" continues making headlines, Snowden has made public claims stating, "the first effective step that everyone can take to end mass surveillance … don't ask for your privacy. Take it back."

Data encryption provider WinMagic has released findings that take a closer look at the evolution of encryption, analyzing adoption rates of the technology and the evolution of privacy awareness.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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