Wow talk about a fiasco of a presentation from Marcus Sachs, Verizon’s vice president of national security policy, at Cyber Security Summit last week. The Verizon VP was full of himself essentially claiming that it is not his companies responsibility to keep your communication private. According to Sachs, Verizon is only responsible to offer reliable accessible communication.
Just look at what he had to say (via TomsGuide):
"If you’re worried about it, do something about it. Take security on yourselves, and don’t trust anybody else to do it. Don’t look at us to protect your data. That’s on you," he told Tom’s Guide at the Cyber Security Summit 2013, held on Sept. 25 in New York City. "There are services out there [that offer privacy] up to a certain point," Sachs said. "You want encrypted phone calls? There’s an app for that."
Sachs goes on to quote the three major pillars of information security: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. He went on to say that Verizon is all about Availability and is willing to sacrifice Integrity and Confidentiality to provide it.
Say hello to the NSA for me! The sad part is that I am sure most US carriers are not any better. At least BlackBerry has a reputation of putting Confidentiality and Integrity before everything else…
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