Going Dark

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Michael Chertoff, the former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, sat down with The Cipher Brief to explain why he believes a secure communications infrastructure protected by strong encryption is for the greater public good.

The Cipher Brief: U.S. law enforcement has publicly expressed its concern that bad actors – whether they be criminals or terrorist groups – will exploit strong encryption to “go dark” and hide their activities. What’s your assessment of that threat?  

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