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Category Archives: Encryption


Message in a Bottle Email is popular.  (And for my next understated observation…) and not very secure.  Okay, so everybody knows how to send an email but not everybody knows that email messages are sent in “clear text.”  This means that anything sent in an email can be viewed by anybody along the message’s route […]


Into the Unknown As I travel around doing security assessments, audits and visits, I am often asked to share or distribute some of the very sensitive information that I collect on my journeys.  Recognizing that it is delicate (even dangerous) information that must be communicated, I inquire as to how the recipient would like to […]

Data Destruction

How Many Passes? Frequently, I think of the little boy who consulted the owl to find out how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of the Tootsie Pop.  The owl’s response: “Let’s find out.  One… two-hoo-hoo… three.  Three!”  I think about that sage old owl each time the topic of […]