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Top 10 Signs Your Encryption Strategy May Have a Problem

Posted by Patrick Townsend on Jul 22, 2016 8:44:12 AM

With apologies to David Letterman, the category today is: Signs Your Encryption Strategy May Have a Problem.  Here they are, your Top 10!

 

Number 10:

Your decryption fails when you can’t remember where you placed the Annie Oakley decoder ring.


Number 9:

The photos of you in your unicorn costume at Comic-Con, yes, THOSE PHOTOS, are being posted on twitter by anonymous.


Number 8:

Managing encryption keys involves sticky notes on your desk and computer.


Number 7:

When you tell your CEO that the company has poor key management, and he fires you for being disrespectful.


Number 6:

Your encryption strategy is the ransomware that the CEO accidentally downloaded.


Number 5:

When you find out that Pig Latin is not a viable encryption strategy.


Number 4:

Your System Administrator installs new software from a compact disc that has "Totally Legit" written on it in sharpie.


Number 3:

Your passcode is 1234.


Number 2:

Your server password list is projected on a big screen as an example during a presentation at the RSA security conference.


And LAST but not LEAST - Number 1:

This is what your encryption key manager looks like:

password book

And those are the Top 10 signs your encryption strategy may have a problem !!!

 

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