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From: InfoSec News (alertsinfosecnews.org)
Date: Fri Oct 04 2013 - 01:22:26 CDT
By Claire Vanner
Computer Business Review
03 October 2013
Mike Janke, CEO of Silent Circle, talks about his work with the Tibetan
government, law firms in Thailand and human rights groups in Sudan.
As CEO of a global expert in encrypted communications, Mike Janke has his
fair share of cyber security stories from around the world. The digital
world opens up just as many problems as it does opportunities, and as a
security provider, Silent Circle often finds itself caught in the middle.
"It's important to remove the political and emotional views to look at
something and say, where is it going?" he says. "From a business
perspective, we count 17 of the Fortune 50 as customers and only 35% of
our customer base is in North America, so we have to push and fight back
against these types of things. Whether it is a business being hacked,
Chinese businesses being hacked by American government, in our view it's
"It's no big secret that the Tibetan Government uses our product to
protect itself from China. They chose to put out a press release that they
use Silent Circle and we had a 320% attack increase on our network. That
in itself encapsulates the wackiness," he says.
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