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InfoSec pros reject DHS criticisms of encryption

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    Information security professionals were overwhelmingly opposed to a plea to rethink encryption by the Department of Homeland Security at last week's RSA conference.

    "The current course we are on, toward deeper and deeper encryption in response to the demands of the marketplace, is one that presents real challenges for those in law enforcement and national security," said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson in his speech in San Francisco.

    The spread of encryption is posting public safety challenges and making it harder for the government to fight both criminals and terrorists, he said.

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