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Cybersecurity Steps For Law Firms Amid Heightened Risks

It shouldn’t be a surprise that law firms are an attractive target for cybercriminals, as firms frequently work with critical and confidential information, intellectual property, and legal documents associated with large global corporations. Instead of zeroing in on the clients themselves or other tangentially related parties, threat actors see large law

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Air Force awards multimillion-dollar secure communications contract to Wickr to provide digital encryption

Under the two-year contract, the Air Force will use Wickr’s secure recall, alert, and messaging services. The cloud-based application will provide end-to-end encryption for file, video, chat, text, and voice services. Awarding the contract were officials of the Air Force Installation Contracting Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The San Francisco-based company has

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Federal-grade encryption from the comfort of home

With the COVID crisis pushing federal employees to work from home, we’re seeing a first-of-its-kind test for the way modern government functions. Even as agencies take great pains to ensure the security of messages, shared documents, video calls and phone chats across offices and missions, outdated computer systems or reliance

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Air Force awards multimillion-dollar secure communications contract

The Air Force awarded a contract potentially worth $35 million to Wickr, a secure communications platform provider, the Defense Department announced June 1. Under the two-year contract, the Air Force will use Wickr’s secure recall, alert and messaging services. The cloud-based application suite will provide end-to-end encrypted file, video, chat, text

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Which video chat app is best for security?

“The NSA’s highest marks went to Facebook’s WhatsApp, Signal (whose code WhatsApp uses), and rival chat app Wickr. Some of the grading criteria: Does the service use end-to-end encryption, which blocks eavesdroppers and snoops? Does it have multi-factor authentication, an option that securely locks down user accounts? Is the technology

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