PGP is often thought of as an encryption system, but your private key is a digital signature that can prove who your message comes from, as well as showing that it hasn’t been tampered with.
THE University of Melbourne has announced a $9 million international joint venture to commercialise anti-eavesdropper technology based on quantum cryptography.“Using a unique diamond-based device which produces a single photon of light, we will be able to detect eavesdroppers and stop highly sensitive information being intercepted or stolen,” said Quantum Communications Victoria (QCV) CEO and University of Melbourne researcher Dr Shane Huntington.
While still considered the most crucial aspect of data protection, encryption alone will no longer keep your data safe from hackers and thieves. If businesses don’t develop a multi-faceted arsenal of security weapons, they are easy targets for data theft.
Encryption is a powerful weapon in the CIO’s data protection arsenal. But the multi-faceted threats abound today reveal that it is not the only way to reliably protect your data.
Scientists have reported an important speed breakthrough which brings closer the day when quantum encryption becomes a usable part of communications security.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a U.S. government agency, has reported that it has managed to shift quantum-encrypted information at a "raw" throughput of 4 million bits per second across a 1 km-long fiber link.
This is at least twice NIST's previous record, which has been rising since the agency announced it had broken the 1 million bits per second barrier in May 2004.
With more cyber hacking occurring, and people's sensitive data being phished or broadcasted, IBM has developed encryption technology to make hackers' lives a little bit harder.