The flaw affects OpenSSL versions 1.02, 1.1.1, and 3.0, all of which have been patched. OpenSSL is a core component of Unix and Linux-based systems, and is also bundled into software applications that run on Windows.
NIST has spent years painstakingly selecting a new set of encryption algorithms that can withstand future hacks from quantum computers. Along the way, it must deal with the additional challenge of building a process flexible enough to account for the potential failure or breakdown of any one solution.
Encryption has reached near-full adoption by internal teams hoping to implement stronger security and privacy practices. Simultaneously, attackers are using the same mechanisms to hide their malicious activity from the defender’s line of sight. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2021 Global Encryption Trends Study, 50% of organizations have an encryption plan consistently applied across their […]
The agency is asking for companies and research firms to apply for cooperative research partnerships with the government to help develop technology and tools that would inform a “roadmap” the agency is devising to guide businesses and agencies on implementation.
A document released by the agency this week provides insight into how national security organizations responsible for keeping sensitive classified or unclassified data safe from hackers and foreign intelligence services should approach replacing their classical encryption protocols with new quantum-resistant ones.