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January 2017

cryptovision featured in the new Bundesdruckerei magazine, Dig:ID

Bundesdruckerei, a widely recognized pioneer in Secure ID technology and cryptovision shareholder, has launched a new customer magazine: Dig:ID. The first issue of Dig:ID has now been published with cryptovision playing a prominent role in it. An article written by Klaus Schmeh covers a security token project cryptovision has successfully carried out at E.ON, a major German energy supplier. In addition, cryptovision has contributed several reports, quotes and event news. …Read More

cryptovision’s Klaus Schmeh publishes article in computer magazine iX

cryptovision’s Klaus Schmeh has published another article in iX, Germany’s leading computer magazine for professional IT users. Klaus has been working for iX as a freelancer for almost two decades with dozens of articles published. His latest work covers the Software Guard Extensions (SGX), a new Trusted Computing technology introduced by Intel. Klaus’ article, titled “Enklavenhaltung”, can be found on page 80. Buy magazine: https://www.heise.de/ix/inhalt/2017/2/4/ Related product: sc/interface

Obama’s Cyber Legacy: He Did (Almost) Everything Right and It Still Turned Out Wrong

The Obama administration made an unprecedented all-fronts effort to secure cyberspace. So, why are we less secure? For eight years, cyberspace proved the Obama administration’s most unpredictable adversary, always twisting in new directions and delivering body blows where least expected. The administration took the cyber threat seriously from day one, launching reviews, promulgating policy, raising defenses and punishing cyberspace’s most dangerous actors. That included imposing sanctions against Russia and North …Read More

cryptovision Featured in Trustech 2016 Video

cryptovision visited last year’s Trustech and connected with many partners and customers. The exhibition and conference premiered in 2016 in Cannes, France, and did so quite successfully. The renowned secure ID news portal, Silicon Trust took the opportunity to question some of the experts at the show about their take on collaboration and partnership in the secure ID industry. cryptovision’s Marco Smeja was among these experts. Here’s the video with …Read More

The State of Crypto Law: 2016 in Review

This year was one of the busiest in recent memory when it comes to cryptography law in the United States and around the world. But for all the Sturm und Drang, surprisingly little actually changed in the U.S. In this post, we’ll run down the list of things that happened, how they could have gone wrong (but didn’t), how they could yet go wrong (especially in the U.K.), and what …Read More

How a 2011 Hack You’ve Never Heard of Changed the Internet’s Infrastructure

On Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, an Iranian man who went by the online alias alibo tried to check his email—only to find he couldn’t connect to Gmail. Yet the problem disappeared when he connected to a virtual private network that disguised his location. Whatever was going on, it seemed to only affect computer users in Iran. His first hunch was that the problem might be somehow tied to the Iranian …Read More

Post-Quantum Crypto Standardization: Call for Proposals Published

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has initiated a process to solicit, evaluate, and standardize one or more quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms. Currently, public-key cryptographic algorithms are specified in FIPS 186–4, Digital Signature Standard, as well as special publications SP 800-56A Revision 2, Recommendation for Pair-Wise Key Establishment Schemes Using Discrete Logarithm Cryptography and SP 800-56B Revision 1, Recommendation for Pair-Wises Key-Establishment Schemes Using Integer Factorization Cryptography. However, …Read More