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PGP to offer dynamic key management

PGP Corp. wants to go into dynamic management of encryption keys as opposed to the current static method of managing them, according to Phil Dunkelberger, president and CEO of PGP.

PGP Corp. wants to go into dynamic management of encryption keys as opposed to the current static method of managing them, according to Phil Dunkelberger, president and CEO of PGP.

Best known for its roots in Pretty Good Privacy, Dunkelberger talks about PGP's as-yet unannounced key choreography strategy, where the movement of data, applications, and workflow get integrated with encryption and encryption policies.

According to Dark Reading:

As part of this strategy, the company plans to release a new version, 9.7, of its PGP Desktop software, as well as a new version, 2.7, of its PGP Universal Server product in the coming weeks. The upgrades will make encryption easier for users and administrators as well as more synchronized with users' workflow, according to PGP. In other words, this is no longer simple key and certificate management, according to Dunkelberger.

Better encryption key management would probably be a shot in the arm to make the use of them ubiquitous. Do you use PGP at the moment?

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2 comments
paulmah
paulmah

Better encryption key management would probably be a shot in the arm to make the use of them ubiquitous. Do you use PGP at the moment?

Mule-12595447
Mule-12595447

I use the PGP Virtual Disk feature on my machine to protect my "sensitive data." This feature provides less stress should I need to allow others to access my laptop or if the machine were to ever get stolen. I am always confident that my data is secure - even if lost. I also utilize the PGP Zip feature to create encrypted, self extracting passphrased files and folders to manage "protected data" on all of my USB thumb drives. I seldom if ever use PGP to encrypt my network connection or use it to encrypt/decrypt my email - there was a time in the past when I created secured keys to store on the key server for email coorespondence. Unfortunately I had no one to send encrypted messages to or received emails to decrypt... Deion "Mule" Christopher

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