The Unsecured World
The Internet is a world of data. Our lives now exist between the packets flying across land and sky, and on cloud servers hosted by countless organizations.
In this new frontier of limitless potential, opportunity exists for all – including hackers. As much as companies and governments want to keep their customer data safe, few of them can compete with global hacker collectives, or even state-funded actors like Fancy Bear, consisting of highly skilled and motivated individuals seeking to break through safeguards and collect all data on compromised services.
Encryption is an important solution to this problem – scrambling data during transmission to prevent eavesdropping, but this only solves part of the problem. Improperly implemented encryption can be circumvented at both ends, and even during initial machine hand-shakes. And further, encryption still relies on static keys or passwords between machines or people – all of which can be perfectly emulated by a machine. Once the encryption is compromised, so are all the services using those keys.