"Although there is no silver bullet solution, and security remains incredibly hard, enabling organizations to protect less is a first step in the right direction. Default ephemerality minimizes the window of opportunity for attackers. It robs advanced adversaries of persistence while offering an efficient and predictable framework for keeping proprietary information private."
ENCRYPTED CHAT APP WICKR OPENS ITS CODE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
Feb 15, 2017
“For years, Wickr has been at the forefront of ephemeral communication. With Wickr Professional, they are allowing teams to be confident that what is discussed is not distributed. And by opening their code, they are giving the engineering community strong reasons to trust their platform,” Kaminsky said in a statement.
THIS APP WANTS TO BE YOUR ENCRYPTED, SELF-DESTRUCTING SLACK
December 6, 2016
Unlike other collaboration tools, which encrypt messages as they travel from a user's device to a company's servers but store those communications in an unencrypted state, Wickr uses end-to-end encryption. That means only the people on either end of a conversation can decrypt and read messages.
Secure messengers have long wrestled with how to balance contact discovery process with protecting both the privacy ofusers’ identity and their contact lists. Each product team makes its decisions on how to design its apps based on the security and business models at the product’s core. Often, the choice is about balancing user privacy/anonymity against growth opportunities for the user base — obviously, such choices are never easy nor can they be made lightly.
Imagine a team detecting the signs of a data breach within a global network, or a multinational company launching a new product in a competitive, and possibly hostile, new market. As a security professional, I know these teams need a safe, uncompromised channel of communications they can trust to act, collaborate, and share real-time information.