Basic Encryption Failure Defect #1: Obscurity

“Impossible!” the man exclaimed, “I designed that encryption myself!  No one can break it as fast as you claim!” I am John Tränkenschuh, a CISSP-ISSAP with 24 years experience in Information Security. 

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Whitfield Diffie: the well-deserved laureate of the 2015 Turing Award


On June 11, 2016 Whitfield Diffie, Technical Advisory Board member at Cryptomathic, and Martin E. Hellman, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University will be awarded the 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award for their important contributions to modern cryptography. This was officially announced by the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery in honor of Alan M. Turing, the British mathematician whose contributions to cryptography helped during World War II with the Allied crypto-analysis of the German Enigma cipher. Recipients of this reward receive a $1 million prize that is funded by Google, Inc. The prestigious Turing Award is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing.”

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Enhancing Payment Card Security Integrating PCI DSS with EMV Technology

This article discusses how the security protection of payment card data used in a transaction can be maximized by integrating PCI DSS with EMV technology.

 

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Methods of Maximizing the Security Protection of a Cryptographic System relating to the Payment Card Industry (PCI)

This article discusses how various factors and related controls can affect the effectiveness and strength of the security protection for a cryptographic system.

It gives particular consideration to the requirements of the Payment Card Industry (PCI)

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Ensuring the Survivability of a Cryptographic System

This article discusses methods of restoring secure systems, such as payment card processing, to normal cryptographic operation after an attack or adverse event is detected and recovering access to critical information.

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