3481100_Fwd: PGP Quote and killing the STRATFOR communication encryptionissues with a big stick

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Date 2010-04-26 02:46:45
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Because it would make it a lot harder. Why do you have locks on you doors a=
nd an alarm system in my home even though they would not stop a serious thi=
ef? Why not just leave the keys in your Hummer?=20=20

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Burton [mailto:[email protected]]=20
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 7:03 PM
To: Michael Mooney
Cc: Scott Stewart
Subject: Re: Fwd: PGP Quote and killing the STRATFOR communication encrypti=
onissues with a big stick

I don't see the Americans getting our folks killed.=20=20

I see the Chinese shutting us down one day.

If we assume we are compromised, why should we complicate business?

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Mooney
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 18:00:52=20
To:
Cc: Scott Stewart
Subject: Re: Fwd: PGP Quote and killing the STRATFOR communication encrypti=
on
issues with a big stick

You left out the American's. But I suppose that is such a given it's not
worth mentioning.

On 4/25/10 17:54 , Fred Burton wrote:
> I think its reasonable to assume the Chinese, Russians, Israelis and Hezb=
ollah have access to our site, so I'm wondering why we should go down any e=
ncryption route? If we assume our comms are compromised, would PGP make a=
difference?=20=20=20
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Michael D. Mooney"
> Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 13:51:13=20
> To: Fred Burton
> Subject: Fwd: PGP Quote and killing the STRATFOR communication encryption=
issues with a big stick
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>=20=20=20
>> From: Michael Mooney
>> To: [email protected]
>> Subject: Fwd: PGP Quote and killing the STRATFOR communication=20=20
>> encryption issues with a big stick
>>
>>=20=20=20=20=20
>=20=20=20
>> Fred,
>>
>> I had a conversation with Stick regarding this quote (attached) from=20=
=20
>> PGP
>> corporation (and their reseller) this morning to test the waters.=20=20=
=20=20
>> I'd
>> like to talk to you about it at your convenience.
>>
>> After quite a bit of time looking for any other solution than the=20=20
>> pricey
>> one, I've finally decided this is the best way to permanently kill our
>> PGP woes.
>>
>> PGP corp reps have mostly sold me on this as a solution, now I want to
>> run it by you, and if you are interested then George. This is a
>> significant enough investment that we should only pursue it if our
>> frustration with our current PGP deployment warrants it.
>>
>> It has become clear to me that this will kill 90% or more of our PGP
>> challenges. It also offers us some new features like blackberry
>> encryption, the ability to communicate securely with outside users=20=20
>> with
>> no pgp at all, an auditing system (which we can discuss), and a=20=20
>> "escrow"
>> system that works akin to a missile silo (2 or more individuals=20=20
>> required
>> to access another individuals encrypted data), and several other=20=20
>> features.
>>
>> Really though, my primary interest in this solution lies in the top=20=
=20
>> down
>> management to the PGP deployment it provides, it's an enterprise
>> solution, and the simplicity of use it provides to the common user.
>>
>> Please let me know when we can take a moment to discuss this.
>>
>> --Mike
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Message-ID: <[email protected]>
>> Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:56:05 -0500
>> From: Michael Mooney
>> Organization: STRATFOR
>> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US;
>> rv:1.9.1.9) Gecko/20100317 Thunderbird/3.0.4
>> MIME-Version: 1.0
>> To: [email protected]
>> Subject: PGP Quote and killing the STRATFOR communication=20=20
>> encryption
>> issues with a big stick
>> X-Enigmail-Version: 1.0
>> OpenPGP: id=3D7B170D4F
>> Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
>> boundary=3D"------------070902090701020406070506"
>>
>>
>>
>> Hey Stick,
>>
>> Per my phone conversation I'd like a chance to discuss this quote with
>> you and the features provided and issues resolved by this solution.
>> Optimally we would both be completely sold on this as the best=20=20
>> solution
>> for our encryption needs before I present this to George.
>>
>> With that in mind I'd like to sell you on it and also work with you to
>> address any concerns I might have missed.
>>
>> I think a phone meeting sometime this week would be extremely useful.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> ----
>> --Mike
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: PGP Quote
>> Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:22:14 +0000
>> From: David Love
>> To: [email protected]
>>
>>
>>
>> Michael,
>>
>>
>> Thank you for your time this morning. The quote is attached for your
>> review.
>>
>>
>>
>> Also, please send the brief paragraph outlining your Zimbra-based
>> network architecture when you have time. In the meantime, I=C3=A2=E2=82=
=AC=E2=84=A2m going=20=20
>> to
>> bring it up with my engineers now so they can start researching it.=20=
=20
>> Then
>> if you would like to send us a more thorough document, that will be
>> gladly accepted (in a few days). We may or may not have an answer by
>> then and will let you know if we do.
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>>
>>
>> David Love
>>
>> ANI Direct
>>
>> 214-764-6567 office
>>
>> 972-974-2324 cell
>>
>> 972-385-9771 Fax
>>
>> [email protected]
>>
>> www.anidirect.com
>>
>>
>>
>> *Host, Perimeter, & Data Loss Prevention Network Security Specialist*
>>
>>
>>
>>=20=20=20=20=20

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