Crypto-Health Scout: Patient, Heal Thyself?!

Takeouts

  • Crypto-health monitors provide cryptography threat awareness. They help users understand their exposure to cryptographic threats.
  • Crypto-health monitors search hosts’ files and running programs to detect cryptographic artifacts, analyze and identify vulnerabilities, assign current security levels to cryptographic primitives and algorithms, and present the results with recommendations.
  • You will have to replace the discovered vulnerable cryptography yourself. If you are lucky, there might be a software update addressing the issue. Otherwise, you may need a custom build or even a rewritten solution. If the software doesn’t have alternatives, you may face the hard reality of abandoning it and changing your workflows.
  • Maintaining sound crypto-health of your devices will most likely require changing your lifestyle and resisting peer pressure.
  • Crypto-health monitors require a much higher level of crypto-security expertise to fix the discovered issues than antivirus tools. Such expertise may be available to large companies but not readily accessible to individuals or small businesses.

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