Richard Blech

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Richard BlechRichard Blech, CEO at Secure Channels Inc.

Articles by Richard Blech

evildoers aren’t in our midst

Proactively Managing Data Compliance With Encryption Strategies

The looming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) poses a significant concern for U.S. firms, given the high standards outlined. The Gartner research predicts less than 50% of all the US companies that will be held to the rules will be fully compliant by the May 2018 implementation deadline. Within the upcoming GDPR requirements, companies will …

United Airlines breach

Hackers Breach United Airlines

News has broken that United Airlines have been breached by the group of China-backed hackers believed to have been behind the Anthem breach. They detected the attack in May or early June, and among the data stolen are manifests including information on their flights’ passengers and their destinations. Experts from Tripwire, STEALTHbits, Securonix, Proficio, and Secure Channels commented on the breach …

Google's new User Encryption

Offering Google’s New User Encryption

Google announced a new beta capability on its Cloud Platform Blog: support for customer-supplied encryption keys –  “Bring Your Own Encryption Keys to Google Cloud Platform”  The feature lets users create and hold the keys, determine when data is active or “at rest,” and prevent anyone accessing their “at rest” data. Richard Blech, CEO and Co-Founder, at …

UCLA Health Sys & healthcare data breaches

Expert comments on UCLA Health Sys & Healthcare Data Breaches

Cybersecurity experts are reacting to today’s news that the UCLA Health System is exploring a possible data breach : Richard Blech, CEO, Secure Channels ( “Isn’t it a tad simplistic to assume that hackers got in and took nothing? Wouldn’t it make more sense to assume that if the hackers bothered to hack…they probably took …

Cryptographers Fight the FBI on Mobile Security

Comments on Cryptographers Fight the FBI on Mobile Security

Richard Blech, encryption security expert and CEO of Secure Channels commented on Wall Street Journal report on “Cryptographers Fight FBI on Mobile Security” Richard Blech, Encryption Security Expert and CEO of Secure Channels : “At the end of the day the FBI are behind a rock and a hard place. The government agencies are trying …

gov't log-ins across the Web

Security Expert Comments on CIA Finds Stolen Gov’t Log-ins Across the Web

Richard Blech, CEO & Co-Founder, Secure Channels, on today’s news that a CIA-backed tech company found on the Web logins and passwords connected with the DOE, DoD, Dept. of Justice, Dept. of the Treasury, the CIA and the Director of National Intelligence. Richard Blech, CEO & Co-Founder, Secure Channels: “This is further demonstration of catastrophic, systemic failure.  And what will …


Security Experts on US OPM Hack, Theft of all Employee/Retiree SS#s

Security experts from VASCO Data Security, Secure Channels and Proficio commented on the US OPM Hack John Gunn, VP of Communications, VASCO Data Security: “It’s a modern tragedy that so many innocent people will be victimized by hackers through no fault of their own, but simply because the stewards of their personal data failed to …