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Who Can See Your Texts?

With the encryption used on the iPhone in the recent San Bernardino attack (see this CNN article for background information), many are asking how safe their text messages and personal info are on their mobile devices. Most individuals have wondered at one point, "Where do my text messages go?" and "How long are they archived?" To start, there are two types of text messaging transmissions: Through traditional SMS systems, where messages are transmitted to cell towers before reaching their destination; Or through [...]

Layer 8 Security Presents at Rittenhouse Ventures’ Technology Leaders Forum

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Kat Jimenez, Sales and Marketing Assistant  kat.jimenez@layer8cybersecurity.com February 9, 2016 - The Navy Yard, Pennsylvania - Layer 8 Security presented at the inaugural Technology Leaders Forum hosted by Rittenhouse Ventures at their headquarters in Philadelphia. Chief Technology Officers and senior leaders within the Rittenhouse Ventures portfolio of companies attended the event to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to technology. Following the theme of the forum, Layer 8 Security spoke about Data Security and covered the following [...]

Encryption for Everyone – Part 2 Windows

In part 2 of our blog series on encryption we will focus on those who are running Windows.  BitLocker is fairly easy to set up and will keep your data-at-rest safe while your computer is powered down. What is BitLocker? BitLocker is Microsoft's easy-to-use, proprietary encryption program for Windows that can encrypt your entire hard drive(s) as well as protect against unauthorized changes to your system such as firmware-level malware. System requirements To run BitLocker you need a Windows PC [...]

Encryption for Everyone: Part 1 OS X

Information Security is evolving at an exponential rate.  What cut it 10 years ago would make today’s cybersecurity analysts cringe.  We will cover other aspects of keeping you safe from threats in future posts, but for now let’s focus on your physical hardware and more specifically encrypting your data.  If your laptop is lost or stolen you are at risk of someone inserting a USB stick, booting an operating system (ie. Linux)  and making your entire hard drive unencrypted and [...]