Friday, December 25, 2009

its all about key management

Bruce Schneier has it right with respect to the recent kerfuffle about unmanned drone video encryption. See:

UPDATE: there is always room for debate. Ben Adida agrees that key management is difficult, but suggests that syndicating the video stream may offer an alternative approach. See:

My opinion: Designing real-world security solutions is hard - to further the debate we would need to dive deeply into the use cases and understand the detailed requirements and flows - then analyze the existing solution in light of current technology and practices. I'll bet there are some details about requirements and use cases that haven't been shared publicly. Just saying.

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