Encryption – Anything to Declare?

by John G. Laskey
Oct. 7, 2017 0 comments INFOSEC Institute Encryption & Authentication

Encryption is a great tool for reducing risks of the loss and interception of data. Encryption technology it has become increasingly deployable and powerful and is commercially available to all. National government security agencies now have cause for concern about its effects upon their collection capabilities. Many countries have laws in place that restrict encryption inside of their national territory. This is something which international travellers and companies with businesses abroad need to take careful note of. I’ve been writing a series of articles to share my experiences of working as a data security officer in the British government. My theme is: there are that lessons learnt from the government sector are readily transportable to the private sector. Also, that the different security approaches of the two sectors have lessened throughout the quarter century I was on the government security scene.