Are Encryption Backdoors Really Necessary for National Security?

July 17, 2018
Hosted by Rebecca Herold

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There are continued efforts by US and worldwide governments and law enforcement to compel tech providers to create backdoors into encryption technologies to allow access to the data if they think they need it. We all want terrorists and criminals caught. But is putting backdoor access to encrypted data files actually the only way to solve cases where encrypted data is involved? Are there other methods available to get intelligence information beyond just the encrypted data, and are other methods available to obtain access to encrypted data instead of putting backdoors into the technology? Would such requirements even be effective with so many encryption technologies available from other countries? Or, should law enforcement investigations always be put before privacy risks? What are some important issues that should be considered for putting backdoors into encryption technologies? Tune in to hear this discussion with a world renowned senior cybersecurity leader and expert!For more details after listening see USACM’s statement on extraordinary law enforcement access at: https://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/public-policy/usacm/2018-usacm-statement-law-enforcement-access.pdf.

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Rebecca Herold

Rebecca Herold

Rebecca has 25-plus years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience, is CEO of The Privacy Professor(R) consultancy she founded in 2004, and Co-Founder/CEO of Privacy Security Brainiacs online services, where Rebecca engineered the systems and created all the content, including automated risk assessments and training courses. Rebecca has authored 20 books, contributed to dozens of other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for 7 years, a member of the NIST Privacy Framework development team, and is a NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program team member. Rebecca has provided expert witness services for HIPAA compliance, IoT security, privacy and location tracking, retirement community members’ personal data misuse, and other cases. Rebecca was co-founder and officer of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and is on numerous advisory boards. Rebecca was Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for 9 years. Rebecca has received numerous awards, including named as a Top 100 Women Fighting Cybercrime and a Cybersecurity Woman of the Year. Rebecca has provided keynotes on 5 continents and is frequently interviewed on TV and in international publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CDPSE, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Ponemon Privacy Fellow. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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