British PM David Cameron has probably spent many a night fantasising about giving intelligence agencies the ability to intercept and read any form of online communication. Think of the kids, think of terrorism, think of all the problems that could be solved if we had open and transparent communication. You know, like being able to see how the Royal’s influence Westminster, or what ministers are claiming expenses for.
All in all, it’s a horrible idea. From a security point of view it’s like putting the key to your front door under the mat. Sure, it’s handy in case you ever lock yourself out – but any thief could find it and gain free entry to your home. But don’t just take my word for it – I asked internationally renowned security expert Dave Lewis for his thoughts too.
CRASS – Look back at 2014
With January 2015 coming to an end and 2014 seeming like a distant memory in the rear-view mirror, I thought it was a good time to reflect upon some of the notable security incidents and the impact they’ve had (if any) in the long term.
There were many to choose from – which is great from a content perspective, but horribly depressing when you consider what this means for the security trade as a whole. Honourable mentions should also go to JP Morgan, eBay and anything relating to the NSA.
But with this coming in at nearly 7 and a half minutes, I’m not sure how much longer I could have ranted for without losing my voice and sounding like that crazy dude who comes up with all the conspiracy theories.