Use of Cryptographic Tools

18 February 2016

The European Union Agency for network and information security (ENISA) has published a report on the free use of cryptographic tools for the protection of EU citizens.

ENISA’s paper looks into several aspects of crypto regulation and their difficulties from a technical perspective. According to the agency, unprotected communication is a threat since the society depends more than ever on electronic services. Cryptography provides then essential tool to protect assets in a highly computerised world.

ENISA claims that limiting the use of cryptography to certain algorithms that have back doors is a wrong choice. These vulnerabilities could be used by criminal or terrorist organizations which have access to the technology.