THE PITFALLS OF MASS-PRODUCED ENCRYPTION
During the G8 summit meeting in Moscow this week as ministers laid plans for future cooperation in fighting cybercrime several law enforcement and intelligence officials on the sidelines were instead weighing the consequences of mass-produced encryption. [...]
GSM CELLULAR PHONES INCREASINGLY UNRELIABLE
Over the past six months a roaring trade has sprung up on back-street markets for equipment to intercept cellular telephone calls that had once been reserved for government intelligence and law enforcement agencies. The risk that GSM networks are being [. [...]
HOW TO MODERNIZE INTELLIGENCE?
A top-line panel has recommended a shake-up in American intelligence that would include such revolutionary moves as uncoupling the Directorate of Intelligence from the CIA and reducing it drastically in size. The panel, chaired by former National Security Agency director [. [...]
KEYS OF THE SECURITY KINGDOM
European legislation on encryption is widely varied. For instance, Dirk Heuze, head of BSI, the German information security agency, strongly recommends that companies encrypt their messages on the Internet. His French counterpart, gen. Jean-Louis Desvignes, head of the Service Central [. [...]
DEUTCH FORGES A REAL "COMMUNITY"
John Deutch's plan to overhaul American intelligence that was presented to Congress in late April aims to meld a profusion of agencies with often overlapping powers into a genuine, unified and more effective "intelligence community" with a much smaller workforce. [...]
DRAWING NEW MAP FOR U.S. INTELLIGENCE
The high-level panel set up under former defence secretary Harold Brown to assess the performance of the American intelligence community has rejected any massive overhaul of U.S. intelligence. The panel, named the Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the [. [...]
NEW BLUEPRINT FOR U.S. SIGINT
The National Security Agency has undertaken a major rehaul of its signals intelligence operations which reflects the collapse of the Soviet threat, budget reductions and personnel cutbacks in the U.S. intelligence community and an increased commitment to collecting SIGINT to [. [...]