The Justice Department has obtained a cour order demanding that Apple turn over text messages between suspects involved in a guns and drug case who were using iPhones. Apple has refused and is banding together with Google to implement tougher encryption. Tim Erlin, Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy at Tripwire commented on the Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google will tell their users more about government requests for their data.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Tim Erlin, Security Analyst for Tripwire :

“The circumstances surrounding encryption and privacy in the United States have forced the debate into the courtroom, effectively making it a zero sum game. Tech companies and law enforcement now seek a ‘win’ for their side, rather than a mutually satisfactory solution. The courts are a blunt instrument for achieving resolution on complex technology issues. In most cases they are less than ideal for finding a reasonable compromise.”[/su_note][su_box title=”About Tripwire” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]Tripwire logoTripwire is a leading provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions that enable enterprises, service providers and government agencies to confidently detect, prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business-context and enable security automation through enterprise integration. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and log intelligence.[/su_box]

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