Encrypted Chat Messages & Voice Calls by SECUMOBI.com

SECUMOBI has launched to a private circle, governmental agencies and business partners a unique encrypted mobile communication solution.

You could subscribe to SECUMOBI services and receive a micro sd card that you can insert into any Android mobile phone, download the VOIP Chat messaging app, enter your pin code and start securely communicating with private contacts that has also SECUMOBI.

SECUMOBI http://secumobi.com is offering a highly secure AES 256-bit encryption and aiming to become the secure global communication VOIP – VOLTE operator.

Secure Encrypted VOIP APP android solution made in Sweden

SECUMOBI IS YOUR SECURE MOBILE COMMUNICATION PRODUCT WITH THE FOLLOWING UNIQUE FEATURES

Confidentiality and Privacy by a Swedish company

SecuMobi provides end-to-end encryption of calls and messages between SecuMobi users with “perfect forward secrecy” by generating a unique encryption key for each call. Security card performs all cryptographic functions, including encrypting the speech stream.

Authentication

Local storage of public keys used authentication by a user.
Support for offline verification of credentials to ensure user identity

SECUMOBI Usability

User friendly – works like a regular mobile phone
Individual phone books give freedom to call anyone who has SecuMobi.
Configurable settings to customize the application according to personal preferences
Separation of advanced setting
Ability to configure auto-start when the phone is switched on
Always works when mobile data is working. The subscription must allow Internet telephony , such as Skype
Discreet – used on ordinary mobile phones without external accessories
Is always ready to use
Support selected Nokia Symbian S60 phones ( SecuMobi 3)
Supports Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ( SecuMobi 4)
Fast call setup and minimal latency due to unique encryption technology

Communication

Verified for use in the EDGE network and better. Often function even in the GPRS network
Supports STUN / ICE to get through firewalls
Configurable support for keepalive in mobile networks and WiFi networks

Security

All safety features are available on the safety card
Bluetooth disabled during secure conversations
Encryption is based on hardware tokens , a secure μSD card with integrated crypto – processor
Private and public keys are generated on μSD card. The private key is protected and never leaves the card.
Protection against attacks from the side channels
Security Profile compliant with the recommendations of the NSA Suite B
Authentication through ECC 384
Speech encryption based on AES 256 with unique key for each call.
AES 256 and digital signatures to protect the storage of messages and phone book.
Fixed bit-rate codec
Access to the card is protected by PIN and PUK codes

Deliverables

SecuMobi product package consists of:

A safe μSD card
A mobile app , downloadable from the server
PIN and PUK card security

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR SECUMOBI

SecuMobi client uses the SIP protocol service offered by Exformation as a globally available service or as a customized solution with a customer-specific server. For distribution outside of the EU, permission must be granted for export to the purchaser and end user certificate must be issued by the client.

SECUMOBI micro SD Security Card

Gisecke & Devrient Secure mobile card Voice Edition 2.0 Smart card in μSD form factor Advanced protection technology security cards including side channel attack.
SD flash memory , 2 GB
Cryptographic Processor on board
Key generation on card
FIPS certified
The security module hardware is Common Criteria certified IAL 5

SECUMOBI: Real time Encryption in Voice Calls and Chat messages communication

Authenticated Diffie- Hellman 384 bit elliptic curve cryptography
AES 256 -bit keys for encryption of calls and text
Unique key for each call – Perfect Forward Security
PIN -protected services in the security card
The third level of protection of SECUMOBI software application is also the protection of the devices used for calling, that is protection against spy softwares. During every call the SECUMOBI VoIP application continuously monitors the device used for the conversation in order to ensure that no other software can access the voice signals. In case the SECUMOBI VoIP application detects a spy software on the phone, it turns off immediately.
The special closed secure VOIP SECUMOBI network, the unique cryptochip protecting the network keys and the application protecting the phone, together guarantee the security of SECUMOBI susbscribers calls.
It is possible to customize the key length and ECC parameters to create fully closed user groups or customize safety profile.

SECUMOBI Secure VOIP Voice Call Quality

Last AMR technology not using VBR
High call quality worldwide in networks supporting EDGE or better
Low Delay
Fast call setup
Can also be used in GPRS network
Mobile Handset compliance

Most phones using Android 3.2 and 4.0
Nokia S60 3rd edition feature pack 2 handsets with Symbian 9.3 , E52 and E72
Requires telephone with room for μSD card
SecuMobi compatibility with Windows 7 PC is in progress. Blackberry and Windows Mobile 7 has been evaluated

Power and network

Low Power Standby
Low power consumption from security card.

You can download and start using SECUMOBI http://secumobi.com

Learn how to encrypt your internet communication

Learn to Encrypt Your Internet Communications
Always remember that anyone with access to a wire or a computer carrying your communications, or within range of your wireless signal, can intercept your Internet communications with cheap and readily available equipment and software. Lawyers call this wiretapping, while Internet techies call it “packet sniffing” or “traffic sniffing”. The only way to protect your Internet communications against wiretapping by the government or anyone else is by using encryption. Of course, it is true that most encryption systems can be broken with enough effort. However, breaking modern encryption systems usually requires that an adversary find a mistake in the way that the encryption was engineered or used. This often requires large amounts of effort and expense, and means that encryption is usually a critically significant defensive measure even when it isn’t totally impregnable.

Encryption, unfortunately, isn’t always easy to use, so as in other cases, your decision of whether to use it will pose a trade-off: is the inconvenience of using the encryption worth the security benefit?

The occasional inconvenience posed by some encryption systems is counter-balanced by the fact that encryption will protect you against much more than overzealous law enforcement agents. Your Internet communications are vulnerable to a wide range of governmental and private adversaries in addition to law enforcement, whether it’s the National Security Agency or a hacker trying to intercept your credit card number, and encryption will help you defend against those adversaries as well.

Also, as described in later sections, encrypting your communications not only protects against wiretapping but can also protect your communications while they are stored with your communications provider. So, for example, even if the government is able to seize your emails from your provider, it won’t be able to read them.

Considering all the benefits of encryption, we think that it’s usually worth the trade-off, although as always, your mileage may vary depending on your tolerance for inconvience and on how serious you judge the threat of wiretapping to be. In some cases, using encryption may not be inconvenient at all. For example, the OTR encryption system for IM is extremely easy to set up and use; there’s little reason not to give it a try. Check out the following articles to learn more about how you can use encryption to protect your internet communications against wiretapping, as well as against traffic analysis using pen-trap taps.

Wi-Fi. Using encryption is especially critical when transmitting your Internet communications over the air using Wi-Fi, since pretty much anyone else in the area that has a wireless-enabled laptop can easily intercept your radio signals. This article will explain how to encrypt the radio signals sent between your laptop and a wireless access point.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Virtual Private Networks or “VPNs” are a potent encryption tool allowing you to “tunnel” communications securely over the Internet.

Web browsers. Some of your web communications can be encrypted to protect against traffic sniffing. Take a look at this article to learn more about HTTPS, the most common web encryption standard, as well as other browser security and privacy tips.

Email and IM. There are a number of powerful tools available for encrypting your emails and your IM messages; take a look at these articles to learn more.

Tor. Tor is free, powerful, encryption-based anonymizing software that offers one of the few methods of defending yourself against traffic analysis using pen-trap taps, and also provides some protection against wiretapping. Visit this article for all the details.

source: https://ssd.eff.org/wire/protect/encrypt

CISCO Jaber Video not working

Encrypted calls with Jabber Video not working

If the provisioned encryption policy for Jabber Video is “Auto”, but calls are not encrypted, or calls fail when encryption is forced, consider the following checklist:
Is the endpoint being called capable of supporting an encrypted call? If not, forcing encryption will make the call fail, and an “Auto” setting will switch the call to unencrypted.
If the endpoint does support encryption, verify the following:
If the call is interworked (that is, SIP to H.323), the interworking must be performed on a Cisco VCS running version X4.1 or later.
The entire call path must be TLS enabled.
This article applies to the following products:

Cisco Jabber Video for TelePresence
source: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/telepresence/endpoint/articles/cisco_telepresence_movi_encrypted_calls_not_working_kb_481.html

Are calls & messages on SKYPE secure or encrypted?

Does Skype use encryption?
All Skype-to-Skype voice, video, file transfers and instant messages are encrypted. This protects you from potential eavesdropping by malicious users.

If you make a call from Skype to mobile and landline phones, the part of your call that takes place over the PSTN (the ordinary phone network) is not encrypted.

For example, in the case of group calls involving two users on Skype-to-Skype and one user on PSTN, then the PSTN part is not encrypted, but the Skype-to-Skype portion is.

For instant messages, we use TLS (transport-level security) to encrypt your messages between your Skype client and the chat service in our cloud, or AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) when sent directly between two Skype clients. Most messages are sent both ways, but in the future it will only be sent via our cloud to provide the optimal user experience.

Voice messages are delivered to you encrypted in the same way as Skype calls and instant messages are encrypted. However, after you have listened to a voice message, it is transferred from our servers to your local machine, where it is stored as an unencrypted file.

Skype uses the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard*), also known as Rijndael, which is used by the US Government to protect sensitive information, and Skype has for some time always used the strong 256-bit encryption. User public keys are certified by the Skype server at login using 1536 or 2048-bit RSA certificates.

*Skype is not responsible for the content of external sites.

To learn more about encryption, please visit our Security Center.
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA31/does-skype-use-encryption

Android App Steals Text Messages and Calls

Mobile Threat Monday: Android App Steals Text Messages and Calls
Mar 24, 2014 1:51 PM EST 2 Comments
By Max Eddy

Each week on Mobile Threat Monday, we look at a different nasty application targeting mobile devices. This week, security company F-Secure tipped us to an Android app that is very interested in your phone calls and SMS messages. In fact, it watches all your communications, and even uploads phone recordings for reasons unknown.

Message Snoop
According to F-Secure, the malicious app is dressed up like a system settings application. It even request device admin access, meaning it’s capable of locking you out of your device entirely.

But this app seems more interested in your messages. It watches SMS and phone calls, checking to see if any phones numbers have a Korean code prefix (specifically, +82). If it detects one, it clears that number from your phone’s log. It can also send SMS messages on its own.

Scariest of all, the app records phone calls, SMS messages, phone numbers, and network data, and uploads its stolen data to a remote server.

What’s It Doing?
In their analysis, F-Secure didn’t speculate about the malware’s goal. That’s understandable, because the behaviors are pretty odd. Clearing call logs of specific numbers and sending SMS messages sounds like some kind of premium SMS scam, where victims are nickel and dimed with small charges made via surreptitiously sent messages. Such malware relies on geographically-locked shortcodes to send SMS messages. That might explain why the app profiled by F-Secure checks for a Korean code prefix.

On the other hand, this malicious app is also interested in very personal information—like recordings of phone calls. This suggests something more targeted, something more along the lines of a login-capturing Trojan or a legal-ish spyware app installed by a jealous spouse.

How To Stay Safe?
I use SECUMOBI for my secure private phone calls and text messages http://secumobi.com and Whatever the app is doing it’s not the kind of thing you want on your phone. Unfortunately, F-Secure isn’t sure where the app is coming from. If it’s run-of-the-mill malware, then it’s probably lurking in third party app stores. If it’s a more targeted tool, it’s likely being sent around by bad guys/creepy boyfriends. Either way, the remedy is the same: don’t sideload apps. By default, your Android won’t let you install apps from “unknown sources,” and it’s best to keep it that way.

Android security apps like Editors’ Choice winners avast! Mobile Security & Antivirus and Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus can also help keep your phone safe with malware detection and numerous other security tools. For its part, Google bakes in a number of unique security tools to help protect your device even when you’re installing apps from outside Google Play.

Lastly, use some common sense when installing any application and read over the list of requested permissions. After all, you never know when an app might be listening to you.
Source:
http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/mobile-security/321890-mobile-threat-monday-android-app-steals-text-messages-and-calls

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Most Android VoIP apps easy to crack & spy

Yahoo voice, messaging operates without encryption.
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/375270,most-android-voip-apps-easy-to-crack.aspx

The vulnerability of Android voice and text messaging apps could be easily demonstrated and applied in law enforcement investigations, a researcher at the University of South Australia has found.

According to Dr Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo of the Uni of SA’s Information Assurance Research Group, given the appropriate legal permissions to intercept a suspect, Android was “low hanging fruit” of the mobile devices.

Addressing Informa’s annual Police Technology Forum in Canberra late last week, Choo rated Blackberry and iPhone (from version 5) as the toughest devices to intercept.

“If I wanted security or wanted to evade legal interception, I would use a current model iPhone or Blackberry.” he said.

Choo presented a paper studying the security of 10 Android VOIP applications, which found Yahoo was the only VoIP app to run communications unencrypted.

The other nine applications tested were Skype, Google Talk, ICQ, Viber, Nimbuzz, Fring, Vonage, WeChat, and Tango.

Network capture was easy with Android utilities such as Shark for Root and WireShark, Choo said.

“Once you capture the communication, as long as you know the app used, you will be able to play back the original conversation.”

For Yahoo, the captured text messages sent by the user of the device were in plaintext. The captured text messages received by the user were encrypted.

Choo found voice communications were encrypted for Skype, Google Talk, Nimbuzz and Tango. However Fring, Vonage and Tango appeared to “silently” turn off encryption whenever a mobile network was involved.

He found no voice communication encryption for ICQ, Viber, Yahoo, Fring, Vonage and WeChat.

Yahoo did not respond to request for comment on Choo’s findings.

Accessing cloud storage accounts also vulnerable

Choo found cloud storage passwords could be easily retrieved from a Windows desktop or laptop, with SkyDrive (now OneDrive), DropBox and Google Drive vulnerable to interception.

“We were able to recover username and password of the three public cloud storage services if the user had used their browsers to access these services – and in most cases the passwords were in plain text,” he said.

The username for each service was able to be located, either in database files on the hard drive, cookie files, or in memory captures.

The password for each service was able to be found either in memory near common terms, or stored on the hard drive in plain text. However, DropBox versions after 1.2.52 encrypted its passwords.

It was possible to gain full access to a Google Drive account when the client software was installed, by using the ‘visit Google Drive on the web’ option from the icon in the System Tray, without knowing the username or password.

With SkyDrive, it was possible to synchronise to an account if the client software was installed on a PC with an associated username and password, by running the PC within a virtual machine connected to the internet.

But attempting to connect to the user account with the Microsoft SkyDrive client software system tray icon required knowledge of the username and password to gain access to an account.

Why UAE WhatsApp users are being blocked?

Earlier this weekend security experts revealed a major flaw in WhatsApp’s security system.
The flaw allows hackers to access a WhatsApp message history on an Android phone.

But, that’s no reason for users in the UAE to rejoice.

Most VoIP services continue to be blocked in the UAE.

Security consultant Bas Bosschert has put out a detailed log of the security flaw and said: “The WhatsApp database is saved on the SD card which can be read by any Android application if the user allows it to access the SD card.

“And since majority of the people allows everything on their Android device, this is not much of a problem.”

According to them, “Every application can read the WhatsApp database and it is also possible to read the chats from the encrypted databases. Facebook didn’t need to buy WhatsApp to read your chats.”

WhatsApp on Tuesday released a security update on Android but the loophole still exists.

The best you can do to avoid your date being stolen is review permissions that you have given to other apps, especially apps downloaded through the third party app stores.

Could anyone crack the Encryption Standard AES?

CRYPTOGRAPHY RESEARCHERS have identified a weakness in the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) security algorithm that can crack secret keys faster than before.
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2102435/aes-encryption-cracked
The crack is the work of a trio of researchers at universities and Microsoft, and involved a lot of cryptanalysis – which is somewhat reassuring – and still does not present much of a real security threat.
Andrey Bogdanov, from K.U.Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Dmitry Khovratovich, who is full time at Microsoft Research, and Christian Rechberger at ENS Paris were the researchers and it was Bogdanov that contacted The INQUIRER.
Although there have been other attacks on the key based AES security system none have really come close, according to the researchers. But this new attack does and can be used against all versions of AES.
This is not to say that anyone is in immediate danger and, according to Bogdanov, although it is four times easier to carry out it is still something of an involved procedure.
Recovering a key is no five minute job and despite being four times easier than other methods the number of steps required to crack AES-128 is an 8 followed by 37 zeroes.
“To put this into perspective: on a trillion machines, that each could test a billion keys per second, it would take more than two billion years to recover an AES-128 key,” the Leuven University researcher added. “Because of these huge complexities, the attack has no practical implications on the security of user data.” Andrey Bogdanov told The INQUIRER that a “practical” AES crack is still far off but added that the work uncovered more about the standard than was known before.
“Indeed, we are even not close to a practical break of AES at the moment. However, our results do shed some light into the internal structure of AES and indicate where some limits of the AES design are,” he said.
He added that the advance is still significant, and is a notable progression over other work in the area.
“The result is the first theoretical break of the Advanced Encryption Standard – the de facto worldwide encryption standard,” he explained. “Cryptologists have been working hard on this challenge but with only limited progress so far: 7 out of 10 for AES-128 as well as 8 out of 12 for AES-192 and 8 out of 14 rounds for AES-256 were previously attacked. So our attack is the first result on the full AES algorithm.”
Bogdanov added that the crack works on all versions of AES and dispelled some myths about the technology as well.
“Unlike previous results on AES, we do not need any related keys which was a very strong and unrealistic assumption about the power of the attacker,” he explained.
“Our attacks work in the classical single-key setting and, thus, apply in every context, however, with huge complexities so far. The practical consequence is that the effective key length of AES is about 2 bits shorter than expected – it is more like AES-126, AES-190, and AES-254 instead of AES-128, AES-192, and AES-256. We think it is a significant step toward the understanding of the real security of AES.”
The attack has been confirmed by the creators of AES, Dr Joan Daemen and Professor Dr Vincent Rijmen, who also applauded it.

Encrypted Communication Market Share

A crypto war is coming to your pocket.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304591604579292222768536610

In the Paris area, two security contractors are jumping into a burgeoning market for secure mobile phones and encrypted communications as revelations of widespread U.S. government surveillance accelerate a security race among businesses, government agencies and hackers.

This month, Bull SA BULL.FR +2.86% —a French maker of cybersecurity and intelligence gear—is starting to ship a new €2,000 ($2,760) smartphone for businesses called the Hoox m2. Based on Google Inc. GOOG +0.93% ‘s Android software, it has been re-engineered to resist hacking and encrypt calls. “Unnecessary to speak in ‘coded language,’” brags a marketing brochure.

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Just a few miles away, partly state-owned defense contractor Thales SA HO.FR +1.90% is selling an enterprise-software system dubbed Teopad. Priced in the “hundreds of euros” per license, the software will split any Android phone or tablet “in two,” according to Thales, with one side for personal use and the other encrypted for sensitive business applications—and secure phone calls.

The dueling French companies are part of a growing niche—spanning tiny firms and defense giants—that is banking on growing demand for high-end encryption amid rising threats from organized hackers and growing fears of ubiquitous surveillance.

Some are secure messaging apps like U.S.-based Wickr or mobile-device security platforms like California-based Good Technology Corp.

Others offer actual hardware, like Germany’s GSMK, which has sold tens of thousands of its CryptoPhone models, including an Android-based smartphone, in the last decade.

The market for security software used in mobile devices was expected to grow 38% in 2013 to $1.33 billion, and it should hit $3 billion by 2017, according to market-research firm Infonetics Inc.

Privacy, Please
A few European technology companies are selling high-end phones and software that promise better cybersecurity:

THALES TEOPAD:

Software shields business apps and calls from personal tools
Optional hardware authentication with microSD card
BULL HOOX M2:

Fingerprint identification and remote card authentication
Single-use encryption keys used for voice and SMS
GSMK CRYPTOPHONE

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Full source code available for independent verification
Protects against wireless attacks targeting the phone’s communication circuitry
Interest in security and encryption has risen since the U.S. National Security Agency was accused in the fall of having hacked into the cellphone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among dozens of world leaders. Though the NSA says it doesn’t conduct industrial espionage, security experts say businesses have woken up to the need for tighter security.

“Five years ago, businesses were asking me why I was so paranoid,” says Björn Rupp, GSMK’s founder. “Now they’re all nodding when you give the presentation.”

In Europe, cloud-computing services have tried to cash in on espionage fears, arguing that by hosting their data on European soil they can avoid the prying eyes of U.S. spies. But many U.S. companies that offer communications services say that well-implemented cryptography can remain secure.

U.S.-based Silent Circle, for instance, preemptively shut down its encrypted email service because it feared the government could request data that remained on central servers. But the company continues to offer its mobile calling and messaging services because only subscribers have the encryption keys.

Despite the growth of the sector, it is difficult to verify how secure many of the new products actually are, security experts say. While several well-known cryptography schemes aren’t thought to be breakable for the moment, experts say they can be difficult to implement properly, possibly allowing hackers to access data on a phone before it is encrypted.

To guard against that, independent security consultants often recommend open-source solutions, because outsiders can more easily spot security holes and notify the public. But many companies are reluctant to share their methods with competitors. And open-source approaches still require a leap of faith—both that the published code is the real code, and that the open-source community has properly vetted it.

“Using privacy applications and specialized hardware is a positive step, but it isn’t a silver bullet,” says Mark Dowd, a director of Azimuth Security, an Australia-based information-security consultancy. “It is possible to be secure, but it is difficult because phones do so much stuff.”

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To back up its security claims, Thales says its new Teopad software is based partly on technology from its military-grade phone, called Teorem. It has supplied 14,000 of those phones to the French armed forces and top civilian leaders. The gray, clamshell device doesn’t have the features of a smartphone, but it can encrypt calls and documents at France’s second-highest classification level, “Secret Défense.” It is also thought to be used by French president François Hollande, though Thales and French officials decline to confirm that.

“Having people who work with the highest levels of cryptography is obviously a strong point, even in the civilian world,” says Marc Darmon, head of defense and security systems at Thales.

Thales and Bull disagree on which of their approaches is more secure—Bull’s dedicated phone or Thales’s software, which works on any Android phone or tablet.

“If you’re not worried about sophisticated attacks, maybe a software solution is good enough for you,” says Franck Greverie, head of Bull Security Solutions, arguing that advanced hackers can sidestep software encryption by attacking the phone itself.

“Our product is just as secure, but it is infinitely more flexible,” responds Thales’s Mr. Darmon. He says hardware-based cryptophones become outdated too quickly for users’ tastes.

“If you force people to use something obsolete, they won’t,” he adds.

In this digital age, the need for securing data has become one of the most important measures for ensuring confidentiality. This security can be achieved through the encryption of data. Over the years, two modes of encryption have evolved for securing digital data namely: software-based encryption and hardware-based encryption.

Over the last five years, as hardware encrypted products started gaining a little traction, the average cost price of a single hardware encrypted product started decreasing. Technological innovations have also helped to reduce this average cost. For example, in the last 2 years (2011-2012), the cost of enabling hardware encryption capability to a hard disk drive has fallen to around $15-$25 from a value of $100 in 2009. This trend is expected to continue in the future, and as the cost differences between hardware encrypted and non-hardware encrypted devices become negligible, hardware encryption are expected to become a default standard in HDDs, USB drives, and so on. Even without considering the actual usage of encryption features, when the cost difference becomes small, the use of non-hardware encrypted devices will be gradually phased out.

In the last decade, the average cost of a data breach for companies and other organizations has, almost, continuously increased. This has led to the gradual rise of hardware encryption as a solution to counter these data breaches. Since hardware encryption is highly secured, the data loss is prevented even if a device is stolen. Government mandates and regulations, which support the use of hardware encrypted products by companies and enterprises, have come up in many countries around the world. This has pushed the market for hardware encrypted products, forward. It is expected that by 2018, a high percentage of all storage devices will be hardware encrypted, since the cost of enabling hardware encryption capability in a traditional storage device is coming down.

Reducing cost differences between hardware encrypted and non-hardware encrypted products is certainly expected to drive the market growth. Apart from the existing government regulations, data privacy for companies and enterprises has become a critical issue due to the increasing number of data breaches caused by laptop/mobile device thefts and cybercrime. These trends will drive the market for hardware encrypted drives. The lack of awareness about the difference between hardware encryption and software encryption has been a major restraint for the market. As and when the hardware encrypted drive volumes increase, there can be a trend where the encryption chipset will be bundled with the SoC (System on Chip); thus, opening up many opportunities. High level global standardization and certification are still lacking in the industry, posing as a barrier to more wide-spread deployment of hardware encrypted devices.

Consumer electronics and Military, Defense & Aerospace (MDA) are the major applications for hardware encrypted products. But since the storage devices are inevitably used in almost all the application sectors, the Total Addressable Market (TAM) for hardware encrypted devices is very huge.

This report is focused on giving a bird’s eye-view of the complete hardware encryption industry with regards to the products market with detailed market segmentations; combined with qualitative analysis of each and every aspect of the classifications done by semiconductors, products, applications, sub-applications, verticals, and geography. All the numbers, both – revenue & volume, at every level of detail, are forecasted till 2018 to give a glimpse of the potential revenue base in this market.

In this report, the global hardware encryption market is fully segmented into the following categories; and the industry trends also cover the following aspects:

Total markets: global market – product market, child/sub-markets, related markets, Total Addressable Market (TAM) and market penetration of hardware encryption.
Child/sub markets: semiconductors market in hardware encryption.
Related markets: software encryption market.
Market by vertical: global hardware encryption verticals market (industrial, residential, commercial government and institutional).
Market by product: hardware encrypted Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), in-line encryptors, and hardware encrypted USB flash drives & memory sticks.
Market by application sector: hardware encryption markets in consumer electronics sector, communication networking security, and automotive and transportation sector, Military Defense & Aerospace (MDA) sector, healthcare sector, enterprise sector, and emerging and other applications sectors.
Market in consumer electronics sector: Hardware encryption market in enterprise applications, notebook and laptop applications, desktop applications, and other consumer electronic device applications.
Market in military, defense & aerospace sector: Hardware encryption market in military data encryption applications, and satellite communication applications.
Market by geography: North America (sub-segmentation by the U.S. & others), Europe (sub-segmentation by U.K., Germany, France, and others), Asia-Pacific (sub-segmentation by China, Japan, South Korea, India, and others), and rest of the world (sub-segmentation by Latin America, the Middle East, and others).
Market – competitive landscape: separate market share analysis for hardware encrypted HDD product manufacturers and hardware encrypted USB drive manufacturers.
Market – company profiles: detailed analysis of the major companies existing in the hardware encryption value chain.