Fornetix Announces Formation of Board of Directors

April 11, 2018 / by Fornetix

ASHBURN, Va., April 2018 — Fornetix, an industry leader for encryption key management, is pleased to announce the formation of a Board of Directors. The appointees are six proven executives with successful track records in the business and cybersecurity arenas.

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What Fornetix Has Planned for the 2018 RSA Conference

April 10, 2018 / by Fornetix

Is RSA really less than a week away? It feels like just a few short months ago that the team at Fornetix was lamenting the fact that we'd have to wait until mid-April for the one event we all look forward to year-after-year.

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Fornetix Developer Takes Top Prize at Cybersecurity Conference

February 26, 2018 / by Fornetix

The Fornetix team wants to congratulate Kian Bradley, client developer, after he earned first place in the cryptocurrency capture the flag (C3TF) at this year’s BSidesNoVA hacking conference. The competition focused on real world challenges related to crypto currencies such as smart contract exploits, forensics, wallet exploits, and more issues unique to this growing industry.

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Smart Meters — Securing Utilities, One Bit at a Time

February 21, 2018 / by Jeremy Sturm

“Smart” Doesn’t Mean “Secure”

Prior to 1975, there was no such thing as a smart home. Prior to 1985, all radio systems were analog. Prior to 1990, all phone systems were analog. Prior to 1974, all utility metering was analog. But all of that has changed; we now live in a digital world. 1’s and 0’s “run” our lives, and picking up an analog landline phone (POTS) is virtually a thing of the past. The new “hotness” is smart everything. Smart cars, smart phones, smart TVs, smart homes, and now smart grids.

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Spectre & Meltdown: Processor Design Flaw Leads to Executable Side-Channel Attack

January 17, 2018 / by Fornetix

Starting in late December, the Linux kernel development lists started buzzing about some commits going into the kernel without the usual documentation that adjoins such code changes. When an AMD developer added some code on December 26th with the following comment, security researchers started zeroing in on the problem:

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With Great Code Comes Great Vulnerability

December 21, 2017 / by Fornetix

How Auto Makers Are Working to Secure Connected Cars

Last week, Fornetix attended the inaugural Auto-ISAC summit. "ISAC" stands for Information Sharing and Analysis Center. There are several long-standing ISACs for other industries including aviation, electricity, natural gas, and financial services. You can find the full list here if you are curious.

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The Impact of GDPR and What Encryption Can Do About It

September 26, 2017 / by Fornetix

In April 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation was signed into law by the European Parliament and was enforceable as of May 25th 2018. This EU regulation lays out a wide number of policies that require businesses to protect personal data. Companies must have policies and technology controls to securely store or transfer personal data of any person residing in the EU. The way the various articles of the regulation read, this means at a minimum that data needs to be encrypted or made anonymous.

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Fornetix and Cyphre Join Forces to Deliver Advanced Encryption Solutions

July 28, 2017 / by Fornetix

ASHBURN, Virginia, July 28, 2017 – Today, Fornetix® and Cyphre Security Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET), announce their strategic partnership to address the importance of approaching data protection in an active, continuous and programmatic way.

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What Is Cyber Defense? - Part 1

July 05, 2017 / by Chuck White

I recently had the chance to respond to a LinkedIn post from Larry Cole about terminology for Cyber Security vs Cyber Defense. The conversation with Larry really hits home regarding what we are all doing with technology and services: defending what we consider valuable. I think we have all been wrong in calling it Cyber Security. It’s time to start saying Cyber Defense and act accordingly.

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The Strong Case for Interoperability, Part 1

June 23, 2017 / by Fornetix

What is interoperability and how did it get started? The idea of interoperability was born in the world of manufacturing. If you think back to before the industrial revolution, machines and inventions were created as one-off systems.

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