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Cisco contradicts Dutton’s claim breaking digital encryption won’t create ‘back doors’

The telecommunications provider Cisco has contradicted Peter Dutton’s claims the government’s new bill to compel tech companies to break digital encryption will not result in “back doors” in their products.

At a committee hearing in Canberra on Friday, witnesses from Cisco, Optus and Telstra called for a better definition of the bill’s main safeguard that tech companies cannot be asked to build “systemic” weaknesses into their products.

Full article: Cisco contradicts Dutton’s claim breaking digital encryption won’t create ‘back doors’ | World news | The Guardian

Cisco wants to balance privacy with security

To be more secure, businesses typically have to accept some level of surveillance, inviting third-party companies to track traffic and monitor network data for intruders, threats or malicious software. Cisco, announcing its “intent-based” network, said that it has found a way to detect malware hidden in encrypted traffic without decrypting, or cracking the secret code protecting the data being transmitted.

Source: Cisco wants to balance privacy with security – SFGate

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