Keeping email under lock and (public) key

Monday, 4 July 2005, 12:53 PM EST

With governments and law enforcement organizations pushing for increasingly intrusive monitoring and logging of business email messages, network administrators are put in an uncomfortable situation. Even disregarding privacy implications, such systems pose security problems at least as serious as those they attempt to solve. A "master archive" of emails is after all an extremely tempting target to external hackers, but it also has staggering potential for internal abuse. Ideally, we would want no centralized mail logs, but legal and corporate requirements mandate suitable record-keeping in the case of an internal or external audit. One way to meet both goals is by encrypting the archive using public key cryptography.

By Marcelo Rinesi at NewsForge.

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