Tag Archives: Data Encryption

Apple’s DOJ Battle Scratches the Surface of Encryption Debate

By now you are likely aware of Apple’s ongoing battle with the Justice Department over the scope of the All Writs Act and its resistance of a federal court’s order compelling Apple to create special software that would unlock the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the assailants in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. If you haven’t kept up with the story, an excellent walk through of where things stand may be found here. Apple’s case is generating a great deal of public debate over the amount of privacy a person may come to expect when …


Phishing Scam Hooks South Carolina Department of Revenue: No One Is Immune

If you’ve ever thought that your organization is invulnerable to cyber-attack, think again. The sheer volume of cyberattacks should convince you otherwise. But it’s also obvious that all organizations, in every industry, have been subject to attack. Even government tax authorities. For instance, in November 2012, South Carolina’s Department of Revenue was hit with one of the worst cyberattacks against a state government in U.S. history. This cyberattack led to 3.8 million tax returns, social security numbers, and other information being stolen by a single international hacker. Notably, this attack was the result of one of the most common cyber-hacker …