Category Archives: Encryption

If you want a good introduction to FIELDPROC encryption, Townsend Security just published an eBook that is a great tool for getting started. IBM i Encryption with FieldProc: Protecting Data at Rest provides useful information about FIELDPROC exit point architecture … Continue reading

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“Security by obscurity” means relying on lack of knowledge of how a thing is protected as the sole means of preventing unauthorized access to that thing. There’s been a debate going on over at the Midrange-L discussion forum about the efficacy of this … Continue reading

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Whenever I see a web site or hear a commercial touting how my personal information is secure because “we use encryption,” I just have to chuckle. I guarantee you that Target did — and does — encrypt your personal information … Continue reading

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A hot debate over the inherent security benefits of open source software — or lack thereof — has been raging (again) since the “heartbleed” bug came to light last spring. So…..from a security expert’s point of view (yes, mine!), is … Continue reading

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I find this authentication mechanism for accessing Web sites and which was proposed in October 2013 very interesting.  The main reasons it’s interesting are that it would be so much easier to register at Web sites, authentication is based on … Continue reading

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I recently collaborated with Patrick Townsend, CTO Townsend Security, on an encryption key management white paper.  The paper is targeted at the IBM i audience but actually contains useful information for folks using any platform.

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Recently, I joined security expert Patrick Townsend as a co-presenter in a webcast covering our picks for the Top 3 IBM i Security Tips for 2013. Patrick’s a smart guy, and I always learn something when I talk with him. … Continue reading

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I read about this in Bruce Schneier’s monthly cryptogram newsletter.  It’s always jam packed with cool and interesting stories about information security.  I might learn more from this newsletter than most of the others I read combined! In the October, 2012 … Continue reading

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