22 Jul RSA Official Tells Australia That Private Firms Cannot Be Forced To Decrypt Messages
Australia – In a report last Friday, RSA security VP Mike Brown said that Australia cannot simply require companies to crack data encryption to help police, following a proposal to instate a new cybersecurity law.
The RSA official reasons that forcing firms to comply will undermine the very fabric of what cyber security should uphold, which is the safety and protection of the people.
Brown is a former U.S. Department of Defense cryptographer who has attended numerous discussions with the Australian government to give intelligence advice on cyber security tactics. The meetings helped Australian admin learn from their errors in the U.S.
Last week, efforts to initiate new laws that compel internet firms to aid authorities in cracking end-to-end encryption was announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Attorney-General George Brandis. The two officials note that it is an important move to catch terrorists, pedophiles, and other threats online.
Source: ZD Net