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dc.contributor.advisorHuntley, Wade
dc.contributor.authorDonahue, James L.
dc.dateMar-18
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-01T20:09:07Z
dc.date.available2018-06-01T20:09:07Z
dc.date.issued2018-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/58291
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the encryption policies of Israel and China in an effort to determine whether their respective approaches effectively and reasonably address the issue of law enforcement access to encrypted devices in the United States. The proliferation of encrypted devices poses a growing challenge to law enforcement agencies in their efforts to gather evidence. Meanwhile, an ongoing debate, decades in the making, persists between those arguing for and against easing the means by which the government accesses these encrypted devices. Using qualitative analysis, the thesis assesses the encryption policies of Israel and China in terms of legality, cost, political acceptance, and potential for success in their application within the United States. Based on this analysis, this thesis recommends policymakers give consideration to a solution that resembles Israel’s approach. The characteristics of this model include creating, under existing laws, a centralized forensic laboratory supported by a network of examiners located across the country working to gain access to encrypted devices through vulnerabilities. These efforts would be bolstered by relationships with the private sector and academia. Tailoring the U.S. device encryption approach to be more consistent in structure with that of Israel has the potential to bring the United States closer to a viable domestic solution.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acomparativenaly1094558291
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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dc.titleA comparative analysis of international encryption policies en route to a domestic solution
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.secondreaderSimeral, Robert
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorencryption
dc.subject.authordevice encryption
dc.subject.authordata at rest
dc.subject.authorexceptional access
dc.subject.authorlawful hacking
dc.subject.authorFourth Amendment
dc.subject.authorgoing dark
dc.subject.authorcell phone
dc.subject.authorIsrael
dc.subject.authorChina
dc.description.serviceAssistant to the Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service, Richmond Field Office, Richmond, Virginia
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)
etd.thesisdegree.levelMasters
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School
dc.identifier.thesisid30430


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