In light of the recent Snowden revelations I wanted to share Bruce Schneier’s comments on encryption:
“The NSA has turned the fabric of the Internet into a vast surveillance platform, but they are not magical. They’re limited by the same economic realities as the rest of us, and our best defense is to make surveillance of us as expensive as possible.
Trust the math. Encryption is your friend. Use it well, and do your best to ensure that nothing can compromise it. That’s how you can remain secure even in the face of the NSA.”
At this point, I think it’s safe to say that the depth and breadth of the NSA’s access excludes endpoint security as a viable means of data protection. Believing in the ability to obtain true end point security is seemingly naive at this point.