The increasingly heavy reliance on a highway as dangerous as the Internet can mean only one thing: The practice of encrypting everything is likely just over the horizon.
By Chris Smith
The Internet just in the past year has become a dangerous place indeed. This is ironic since during that same year, more people than ever are using the Internet for a growing list of purposes from personal dating to bill paying. Apart from hard statistics that document the increase in malware and phishing schemes, it seems every time I run a virus check lately, I find something has latched onto my system. With identify theft and data loss/leakage on the rise and compliance regulations directing us to follow ever-better security practices, the days of allowing data to remain unencrypted may soon be coming to a close.