Brighton-based internet provision and software development company, Fair Internet, has launched a new mobile-to-mobile solution for sending and receiving secure SMS text messages, called Kryptext.
Launched last month, the device has already attracted the interest of individuals and companies alike from Italy, Russia and the Netherlands. According to Bee Ebéné, MD of Fair Internet, the new device appeals to lovers, bankers, and anyone who feels no third party should be able to read their messages.
Very few enterprises in Australia use encryption to protect sensitive data, especially if it involves customer data.
Given the high number of security breaches, Deakin University IT director Craig Warren said it is alarming to learn that so few companies make use of encryption.
While the university doesn't encrypt data, Warren said strict security protocols are in place so encryption could end up being a burden.
Keeping data and communications secure is a hot topic. Hackers access systems through open ports, through secret programs, and through various ruses or aliases. As a result, data-security products and strategies are top priorities for both embedded and enterprise systems.
Companies are not embracing encryption as a way to protect sensitive data. According to Ponemon Institute's 2005 National Encryption Survey, only 4.2% of companies responding to our survey say their organizations have an enterprisewide encryption plan.
Identity and access management technology is often used to control what systems and access rights users have within and between organizations. However, perhaps the most contentious area where identity management has as yet to really make its presence felt, but has the potential to make a real difference, is in the customer-facing areas of online trading and financial service. Take, for example, the banking sector.