Edward Snowden
May 15, 2018

Popular encrypted e-mail standards unsafe

European researchers discover the popular PGP and S/MIME e-mail encryption standards are vulnerable to being hacked.

Feb 5, 2018

Encrypting only your backups is a waste of time

So if you need to encrypt your backups due to sensitive data, but the source database is left unencrypted, this is pure folly, says Craig Moir of Encryptech.

Oct 16, 2017

Quintessential database security

Encryptech can implement a database activity monitoring solution on-premises, or it can provide a database activity monitoring solution as a service.

Oct 6, 2017

Russian hackers stole US cyber secrets from NSA

The theft reportedly included information on penetrating foreign computer networks and protecting against cyber attacks.


US lawmakers want to restrict Internet surveillance

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers unveiled legislation that would overhaul aspects of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programme.

Sep 22, 2017

Cryptography experts force spy agency to back down

The US National Security Agency was forced to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards.

Jul 19, 2017

Silicon Valley quiet in Internet surveillance debate

Major technology firms are largely absent from a debate over the renewal of a broad US Internet surveillance law.

Jul 7, 2017

Judge allows Twitter lawsuit to move forward

The lawsuit is aimed at ending legal limits on details that tech companies can provide about US national security requests.

Jun 28, 2017

Hackers again prove their global power

Two major global businesses with offices in SA are among hundreds across the world to have been hit by a large-scale ransomware attack.

May 29, 2017

US tech firms press for Internet surveillance reform

Facebook, Amazon and over two-dozen other US tech firms urge Congress to make changes to a broad Internet surveillance law.

Apr 18, 2017

Hackers disclose NSA bank transfers monitoring

Hackers release documents and files that cyber security experts said indicated the NSA had accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system.

Mar 30, 2017

Cisco scramble exposes US cyber defence truths

When WikiLeaks disclosed its anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking tech products, Cisco security engineers swung into action.