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February 26, 2015

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Secure Channels Inc. Announces New Encryption Patents and New Partnership Opportunities With Inventors

Cyber Defense Company Launches New Technology and Opportunities

 

IRVINE, CA — (Marketwired) — 02/26/15 — Secure Channels Inc., an innovator in the development of cyber defense technologies including paradigm-shifting authentication and patented encryption technologies that protect data-at-rest, data-in-motion and data-in-process, today announced the acquisition of new patents and technology solutions to join several others acquired or developed by the company in 2014. These new solutions will be added to Secure Channels arsenal of hacker defeating solutions to protect business-critical data. In addition, the company also announced a new program for inventors to present technology for easy acquisition.

February 25, 2015

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Secure Channels Inc. Announces New CIO

Secure Channels announced it has named Badar Qureshi as it’s CIO. Qureshi has held a number of positions at technology companies managing significant projects in data security, cloud computing, SaaS architectures and management services for customers ranging from SME organizations to Fortune 500 organizations.

February 24, 2015

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They Call It “Intelligent” Encryption For A Reason

Breaches will continue, intelligent encryption will stop loss of sensitive data.

 

Have we learned a lesson from the Anthem data breach? There are ramblings in the cyber security community of the opinion that encryption would not have prevented the breach, and even that Anthem should not bother implementing encryption to protect patient information! We don’t have a lot of information about the breach, but apparently the credentials of one or more system administrators were acquired by the attackers and used to access servers with sensitive patient data. So, if the attackers have the credentials of privileged users, how would encryption even help?  This is an exercise in Common-Sense.

February 24, 2015

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TechNewsWorld Quotes CEO Blech: SIM Cards And Encryption

Government Spies Steal SIM Card Cryptokeys

 

Government spies are making it increasingly difficult for technology companies to vaunt their security systems with a straight face. The latest to find itself in the glare of the spotlight is Gemalto, the largest SIM card manufacturer in the world. Apparently, NSA and GCHQ operatives hacked into the company’s network and helped themselves to the cards’ encryption keys.

February 23, 2015

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Encryption: It’s Not About President Obama by Richard Blech

Politics and politicians will interfere more than encryption will with stopping the bad guys.

 

The surest way to not get anything done is to take the problem out of technology and into politics. Cybersecurity solution developers have to be data and key agnostic, this puts the burden on the end user. If an end user becomes a suspect for any reason, all the government agency needs to do is the same thing they have always done…IT IS CALLED DUE PROCESS. Go to court and get a warrant. Our government has proved one thing in the last few years, they move slowly and spend too much on toilet seats.

February 17, 2015

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Secure Channels Wins Top Award At DCI

awardThe Secure Channels Inc. team won big at the recent Data Center Insights Summit, taking home their top award.

 

February 6, 2015

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The Butterfly Effect Of Anthem By Richard Blech

Chinese hackers involved, $5 billion class action filed against Anthem, HIPPA processes not adhered to, what a mess Anthem has caused. Anthem claims that the stolen data was not encrypted “because it was not medical records”. Are you kidding!! By all means don’t encrypt the most personal data of my life!

 

February 5, 2015

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Amy Pascal Sony Exec. Ousted

Amy Pascal A Day Late And 47,000 Breaches Short

 

Sony studios and Amy Pascal are a perfect example of security as an afterthought.

 

We no longer have the luxury to believe breaches happen to the other guy. Sensitive personal information, like the social security numbers, salaries and addresses of more than 47,000 Sony stars and employees, was successfully breached.  Hackers also gained access to details of professional contracts, upcoming movie releases and other inside information, some of which has already been leaked to the public. The reality is if a company head ignores protecting data …they should be fired.  It is time to take responsibility for protecting earnings as much as gaining them. For a fraction of what Sony has lost they could have avoided this all together by encrypting their data in the first place. A layered security approach including encrypting all sensitive data with impenetrable encryption will best protect our valuable digital assets.

 

It is no longer a matter of if we will be breached it is WHEN…

 

It is time to act and not just react.

 

For more articles by CEO Richard Blech, visit securechannels.com

February 5, 2015

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Health Insurance Provider Anthem Blue Cross To Hike Rates

Anthem Discloses Breach, Blech Responds: MCPMag

 

Health Insurance Anthem Discloses Massive Breach

 

Anthem alerted customers that its system had been compromised information, including names, addresses, birthdays and Social Security numbers of millions of its customers.

 

The company said it is still investigating the incident, which is believed to have taken place sometime last week. Anthem sent an e-mail to those who may be affected, alerting them to the situation and the steps the company will take in the coming days.

February 5, 2015

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CEO Blech Featured By Infosecurity On Ransomware

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Critroni Ransomware Masquerades as Google Chrome Update

 

The ransomware threat known as CTB-Locker (aka Critroni) is making fresh rounds, sneakily infiltrating people’s machines via emails purporting to come from Google. The mails warn that “your version of Google Chrome is potentially vulnerable and out of date,” but clicking the download link executes malware instead.