Unable to Provide Access to Encrypted Data

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 14, 2015 09:00 pm PST

With Apple and other tech organisations facing pressure from the US government for being unable to provide access to encrypted data, Comment from security expert Dr Nithin Thomas, on why it is imperative for firms to invest in new technology that will allow them met the requirements of the law.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Dr Nithin Thomas Founder and CEO of Cybersecurity Firm SQR Systems :

“While ensuring complete end-to-end security has obviously become a high priority for services like iMessenger and WhatsApp, it’s important for organisations to ensure they are still able to meet the demands placed on them by the legal system.

“The current technology simply does not allow for any middleman to access data, including the organisation itself that owns the data. A new generation of encryption is under development that provides organisations with much more control over their data, and I believe it is vital that all companies invest in the capability to access data when required. This must be a ubiquitous standard across all forms of communication, not limited to a few select services.

“It is of course important to maintain user privacy, but enabling access to data on a case-by-case basis will create much more transparency and enable firms to comply with the law.”[/su_note][su_box title=”About Dr. Nithin Thomas” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]dr. nithin thomasNithin Thomas is a technology entrepreneur with expertise in development and commercialisation of technology research, having developed much of the early technology at SQR Systems during his academic career at the University of Bristol. He is the CEO and Co-founder of SQR Systems, where he has grown the company from a concept to early revenues, successfully delivering R&D projects through various private and public funded research programmes focussing on cybersecurity and secure data transmission. Prior to SQR Systems, Nithin worked in sales and marketing at a global technology consultancy.[/su_box]