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On top of this we have the ongoing battle between Apple and the FBI in the name of National Security, which I’ve frequently talked and written about. “National Security and safety for its citizens in any nation state, especially the US, is greater, when products from these countries are hardened, not weakened, containing no backdoors.” – Gary Miliefsky, Cyber Security Expert If you could afford any car for your family safety, you probably would choose a Volvo because it’s hardened to protect you and your family in a crash. It's the opposite of the 1976 Ford Pinto that had a major weakness where when you hit the rear bumper the car would catch fire and possibly explode. It’s hard to wake up folks in the US government to understand that GDP, revenues, taxes and overall citizen happiness increase, when productivity and export sales increase but who would want to buy a vulnerable phone or a weakened firewall or router because FBI, CIA, NSA or some other three letter agency asked for back-doors, keys and weakness in the encryption. Could it be that national security, corporate security and consumer privacy actually go hand in hand? Does the British exit from the EU even hint to this fact? Think about it – they wanted less red tape, less paperwork, they wanted to build better products, control their borders and increase their jobs. Their national security in the UK will get stronger, not weaker, as a result. The same holds true with encryption – encryption is a strong border. Should you remove the border, remove the encryption and go “borderless” what do you get? We all lose our privacy, corporations continue to hemorrhage data at a cost of billions and national security remains at risk because it’s easier for the ‘bad guys’ to cross the removed borders and steal the data, mangle the data and worst case cause a horrific cyber terrorism event such as shutting down a weak and unencrypted power grid or cause unencrypted airline control systems to crash airplanes. It's time to reconsider our approach to national security. If our own government were to defend its networks with strong encryption, we wouldn’t see breaches like OPM.gov losing 22m personally identifiable information (PII) records to other nation states such as China. Our government should start leading the charge believing that strong encryption is good for the country. It requires more trust of corporations and citizens – because they too deserve to reclaim their privacy and not be victimized by the bad guys, in the name of a false sense of security. And remember, every time someone offers you extra convenient features for free, such as Google’s search engine or Facebook’s social media products or Microsoft switching their business model – to make Windows 10 a free upgrade for everyone, they aren’t doing these things to be nice to you. These companies make money by selling your data to anyone from governments to advertisers. They have made billions doing so – they monetize you – you become the product. When you use their products and services at work, you can’t assume the corporate firewall will ever protect your organization from massive data leakage. When you use their services on your devices – like your smartphones – you increase the risk that the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) offering by your company for convenience has opened the back door 6 Cyber Warnings E-Magazine – August 2017 Edition Copyright © Cyber Defense Magazine, All rights reserved worldwide.