Traditional methods of protecting valuable business and personal data are an arms race with no winners. It is time for a new strategy & platforms that enable data minimization and ensure that service providers & adversaries are kept out.
We developed Wickr tools in response to a very real need and adversaries that are increasingly difficult to defend against. The anti-data hoarding approach and privacy is the only way forward and it’s the principle that we stand for.
it is clear that momentum towards encryption is building not only among ethics authorities and commentaries, but amongst their clients who are proactively vetting law firms to assess their security prior to engagement.
In an age of ever more sophisticated cybercrime and mass surveillance, secure communication is an increasingly rare and premium commodity. As we develop better methods and models for protecting communication streams, it is essential to examine how the threat model for secure messaging applications has evolved beyond the traditional man-in-the-middle attack. This plays a crucial role in guiding the development of new secure communication tools to better address proven dangers to our digital security.
It is time to move sensitive communications out of easily compromised and discoverable channels. Neither email or IM is safe. Using these channels today is the same as knowingly clicking on a link from the Nigerian Prince. It is simply negligent.