How to protect your data from the NSA
In the wake of the revelation of widespread NSA spying, implementing proper information security has suddenly become a much more significant issue. This is true even for businesses that are completely on-the-level, and don't mind the NSA getting the lowdown of their business dealings.
With this in mind, The Register wrote a detailed guide on how it's possible to safely transfer electronic communications between two parties. I outlined the key steps of the article below.
- Implement private-public key encryption for your data
- Make use of AES-256 encryption for security
- Use 'clean' physical machines for data transmissions
- Host the data transfer apps within a virtual environment for added security
- Set up a hidden service routed through Tor
The Fierce Take: While it is unlikely that an enterprise will go to such lengths in the name of security, the guide makes for an interesting read, and also serves as a somber reminder of how vulnerable data communications can be.
- check out this article at The Register