[LINK] All your internets are belong to us

Paul Brooks pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au
Tue Nov 23 12:10:01 AEDT 2010

On 22/11/2010 10:29 PM, Crispin Harris wrote:
> Hi Stil, Karl, Tom and other linkers...
> The 20% figure I quoted on the podcast was a flipant one - as you may well
> appreciate.
> Mostly this is based on a couple of factors:
>   - Most organisations don't know what traffic is important.
>     These organisations tend to not encrypt anything on the wire.
>   - Of the organisations that do understand what is important,
>     many value the transient information as less than the cost of encryption
>   - of those that can justify the encryption, many have incomplete coverage.
> My experience outside of those environments with Legislative requirement or
> classification requirement is that VERY FEW actually encrypt any data(Note
> 1) in motion across thier internal
> networks.
Note to self: renew digital signature so people can send me encrypted email

Until there is widespread adoption of digital signatures attached to every sender's 
email messages, there won't be widespread adoption of encrypted mail.


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