Podcast: The Internet of Things’ Entropy Problem and why it matters

In-brief: Governments may worry about the democratization of strong encryption. But a bigger problem may be that the encryption we think is strong really isn’t, says Richard Moulds of the firm Whitewood. In this podcast, we talk about the.growing difficulty of generating truly random numbers in cloud environments and on the Internet of Things and how ‘entropy as a service’ may be the answer.   Back in the 1990s, the term “crypto wars” was used to describe a tug of war between the technology and intelligence communities in the United States and Europe over the export and use of technologies like the RSA encryption algorithm. To put it simply: the U.S. military and intelligence services were convinced that letting strong encryption technologies fall into the hands our enemies by way of consumer and business technologies would dull the U.S.’s technological edge and possibly make it harder to spy on our … Continue reading Podcast: The Internet of Things’ Entropy Problem and why it matters