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Backdoors inevitably create vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors

April 4, 2019

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73 percent of IT security professionals believe countries with government-mandated encryption backdoors are more susceptible to nation-state attacks.

The Venafi survey on government-mandated encryption backdoors evaluated the opinions of 517 IT security professionals attending the RSA Conference 2019.

“This is a tense moment for industry professionals because they know backdoors make our critical infrastructure more vulnerable,” said Kevin Bocek, vice president of security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi.

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