Survey: Feds do not consider security when communicating

Monday - 5/10/2010, 4:05pm EDT

Dr. Taher Elgamal, chief security officer, Axway

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  • In World War II, the Allies were able to communicate with encoded messages. Today, encryption technology can help us do the same thing. Dr. Taher Elgamal is the chief security officer of Axway. He tells Federal News Radio that their latest survey finds many federal employees simply do not use secure methods to exchange information.