“Encryption remains one of the most secure ways to protect high-value data. With current technology, encryption keys are effectively unbreakable, unless someone intercepts the key data in what is commonly called a man-in-the-middle attack. However, encryption carries trade-offs; encrypted data travels more slowly and takes time to decrypt irrespective of who is trying to access it. Additionally, agencies are looking forward to implementing end-to-end encryption, which will secure vital data no matter where it is.”
“Agency leads from the FBI and DHS explained at the 2019 AFCEA Homeland Security Conference last week that encrypting all data, while an appealing idea, will not be successful in application. Even setting aside the time and expense it would…” Read the full article here.
Source: Start Small With Data Encryption, FBI and DHS Say – By James Mersol, April 29, 2019. GovernmentCIO.