Bruce Schneier: “I think we need to start disconnecting systems. If we can’t control it, we have to not build a world where everything is connected” Bruce Schneier: “I think we need to start disconnecting systems. If we can’t control it, we have to not build a world where everything is connected”

Either we start to disconnect our increasingly networked world or we risk daunting social, safety, security and privacy consequences, a leading comput(...)

Several technology multinationals  have filed a joint submission of written evidence on  aspects of the Bill.

Watching legislation being made is, as the saying goes, a bit like watching proceedings in a sausage factory – you would really rather not know. Bu(...)

The main keynotes at the RSA conference consistently focused on encryption. So did the conference’s annual highlight, its famed Cryptographers’ Panel comprising several legendary industry figures and digital cryptography pioneers. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Two decades ago, I attended my first RSA Security Conference in San Francisco, the largest annual security conference in the world. I didn’t know too(...)

The internet of things could become the internet of lawsuits, according to industry experts.

The internet of things (IoT) looks increasingly as if it will be an internet of lawsuits, where determining liability will pose a challenge for lawye(...)

Two former high-ranking US government officials have argued in favour of encryption and said they believed the FBI is misguided in trying to force Apple to unlock an encrypted iPhone used in a terrorist shooting attack in California. Photo: Bloomberg

Two former high-ranking US government officials have argued in favour of encryption and said they believed the FBI is misguided in trying to force App(...)

The RSA Security Conference is taking place in San Francisco. Photograph: Bloomberg

The biggest information technology security challenge for companies is detecting and responding to threats, according to Rob Sadowski, director of mar(...)

  Austrian Max Schrems  before  the verdict of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in   October 2015,  which led to the dismantling of the Safe Harbour agreement  which let companies  self-certify that they provided European-level privacy safeguards to European data held in the US.  Photograph:   Julien Warnand/EPA

Will Privacy Shield – the proposed replacement for the disgraced Safe Harbour data exchange principles – be a runner? Businesses on both sides of the (...)

Cryptographers wait for their panel to begin at the RSA Conference Photograph: The New York Times Service

An “irresolvable tension” often exists between the desire of government bodies to collect and use personal data, and the need to adequately protect th(...)

Keith Enright, legal director for privacy at Google, said company wanted to protect its users as much as possible. Photo: Bloomberg

Multinationals Google, Adobe and Microsoft say that though they have some reservations, they are ready to implement the EU’s incoming General Data Pro(...)

Cryptographers wait for their panel to begin at the RSA Conference, a major annual gathering of computer security experts, in San Francisco.

Opening speakers at the world’s largest technology security event have strongly defended the need to keep national governments from weakening technolo(...)