Encryption Works: Conversation on Mobile Phone Security Reaches Tipping Point

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The revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting information about individuals’ communications and allegations that the mobile communications of foreign officials at the 2009 G20 summit in London, have made Americans hyper-aware of the prominence and potential impacts of mobile phone hacking.
As Northern Ireland readies to host this year’s G8 summit, Europeans will most likely have questions on US surveillance given their often stricter interests and rules on privacy and online data collection. Regardless of our opinion of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, we do agree with one piece of advice he offered during an exclusive live Q&A on Monday with The Guardian: “Encryption works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on.”

Not long ago, encryption was used to protect the information of generals, diplomats and governments. Now, with mobile security reaching a tipping point, we are increasingly fielding inquiries from enterprise-level clients as well as general consumers who share the desire to conduct their communications more securely.

Want to find out more about how private key encryption works? Check out this blog post.

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