Unhackable communications are a major breakthrough in the world of internet security. Morgan Muchnick is the founder of the M2 Group, and he also played a pivotal role in creating the Department of Homeland Security after 9/11. Chris Howell is the CTO of Wickr, a company based around secure communications. Together, they discuss with Bold TV the importance of privacy in the digital world. The M2 Group has been working with Wickr because they handle bold companies who do non-traditional work. Wickr and other unhackable communication companies are facing several policy issues as they advance into the unknown world of encryption.
Muchnick and Howell look at cryptology like it is an art. Wickr is a consumer-based messenger company, and they are selling real privacy in a technology product for the consumer. They have many customers in the private sector, and customers in the public sector as well, such as the Department of Defense. All of these customers and the general public have been trusting unsafe networks whenever they hop on a 5G data network. Hackers can access your information through these networks, and when you are someone who deals with highly sensitive information that impacts a lot of people’s lives, then you should resort to the most secure settings possible. Hackers too often find unwarranted access to our private data.
Encryption technology will allow you to not worry about sketchy links. Humans, by nature, will make mistakes, and you can’t afford your mistake to affect all the people relying on your sensitive information. It is hard to trust public networks, and Wi-Fi is becoming more of a necessity to everyday life. Unhackable technology still has many hurdles to pass. The government is continually trying to regulate these companies so that they do not get too much power in private networks. It is important to keep your private information safe, and Muchnick and Howell are working to make it completely unhackable.