Key escrow technologies provide a mechanism for the retrieval of a lost encryption key. In this video, Mike Chapple explains the benefits and pitfalls of key escrow.
- [Instructor] Strong encryption … is very difficult to defeat. … And this causes a problem for law enforcement … and other government agencies … who feel that they have a right … to access encrypted communications. … That's where the concept of key escrow comes into play. … Just like a financial escrow account at a bank, … the concept of escrow here means … that someone is holding something for use … by someone else, if certain conditions are met. … In this case, government officials … have proposed key escrow technologies … that would provide law enforcement … with access to encrypted information. … The idea is that government agents … would have to obtain a court order … before accessing escrow keys, … thus protecting the privacy of other individuals. … While this may be a reasonable goal, … there is not yet a reasonable way … to implement this approach in a secure manner. … Perhaps the most concerted effort … to deploy key escrow technology occurred back in 1993, … when the government proposed a technology …
- Block storage types
- Cloud storage security threats
- Encryption basics
- Choosing encryption algorithms
- Key management
- Public key infrastructure (PKI)
- Creating and revoking digital signatures
- Securing common protocols
- Data protection
- Information management
- Information rights management
- Logging security events
- Continuous security monitoring
Skill Level Intermediate
CompTIA Cloud+ (CV0-002) Cert Prep: 2 Securitywith Joseph Holbrook1h 31m Intermediate
1. Cloud Data Storage
3. Key Management
4. Public Key Infrastructure
5. Cryptographic Applications
6. Data Protection
7. Information Management
8. Data Event Auditability
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