Shh! Secret Squirrel

For once, I managed to blag a seat on the train this morning.  Two gents seated opposite were talking shop.  They worked, it seemed, for a company that is contracted to several government agencies, like the CPS.  They were discussing the recent news item about a laptop that had condfidential information on service personnel which was stolen from someone’s car.  The conversation moved on to GCHQ, apparantly a customer of their company.  For those of you that don’t know, GCHQ is the listening post for Britain’s intelligence services.  These two IT guys discussed on a crowded commuter train the new policies for laptops, and the encryption policies (including the encryption technologies they were using) that GCHQ and the CPS now have.  They were even discussing the various ways that the encryption software could be distributed.
Isn’t it reassuring that the safety of our country is in such secure hands?  Wazzocks!

About snodlander
Snodlander is the nom de plume of Bob Simms. He is an IT trainer, but it's not as glamourous as it sounds. When he's not enthralling classes with adventures through SQL Server, he writes, draws and drinks his own home-brew. Buy his novel on Amazon Kindle at The Young Demon Keeper, It's 74p, for crying out loud!

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