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.
In their quest to retain control over hijacked PCs, cybercriminals will add encryption to their malicious software to avoid detection and removal, one expert predicted Monday.
In the near future, bots will include encryption to hide their presence from security and network sniffing tools often used to detect their presence, said Adam Meyers, an information assurance engineer at SRA International speaking at the Computer Security Institute conference here.
Essential Security Software plans to announce on Monday the release of Taceo, an e-mail encryption and rights-management product aimed at small businesses. Taceo lets users encrypt e-mail and restrict the recipient by blocking the ability to print, forward, take screenshots or cut information to the clipboard, Essential said in a statement. An e-mail can also be set to be unreadable until a certain date and time, or set to expire.
PGP Corp. in November plans to ship a new encryption software bundle for laptops, desktops and servers, the company said Monday.
The new Whole Disk Encryption products offer full encryption of the hard drive disk when a computer is turned off, helping protect the data if the PC is stolen or lost. In addition, a PC user can choose to encrypt a file on the fly when a system is running, PGP Corp. said Monday in a statement.
The bundle also enables people to securely store data on external devices and permanently erase data on a disk, the company said.
EVERY fine issued by speed cameras could be invalid, after the Roads and Traffic Authority admitted yesterday it could not prove the authenticity of the pictures they take.
In a double blow to the RTA, The Daily Telegraph can also reveal that Sydney Harbour Tunnel cameras monitoring toll cheats have been switched off for at least three years - and no penalties handed out.
The revelation came as Sydney magistrate Lawrence Lawson threw out a speeding case after the RTA said it had no evidence that an image from a camera had not been doctored.