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Re: Nevada's mandatory encryption law
From: David Shettler <dshettle () HOLYCROSS EDU>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:18:38 -0400

I'm so glad ROT13 qualifies as encryption, as it would appear to under such
guidelines :)


On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 10:53 AM, Basgen, Brian <bbasgen () pima edu> wrote:

Oh Valdis, you ask for far too much! :)

"Encryption" means the use of any protective or disruptive measure,
including, without limitation, cryptography, enciphering, encoding or a
computer contaminant, to:
     1.  Prevent, impede, delay or disrupt access to any data, information,
image, program, signal or sound;
     2.  Cause or make any data, information, image, program, signal or
sound unintelligible or unusable; or
     3.  Prevent, impede, delay or disrupt the normal operation or use of
any component, device, equipment, system or network.
     (Added to NRS by 1999, 2704)


 That is borderline comical. But alas, it is a step in the right direction.

Brian Basgen
Information Security
Pima Community College

From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [
SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Valdis Kletnieks [
Valdis.Kletnieks () VT EDU]
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Nevada's mandatory encryption law

On Fri, 17 Oct 2008 16:31:27 PDT, "Basgen, Brian" said:

      (a) "Encryption" has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 205.4742.

I don't have that handy - does that definition rule out rot-13 and the
even more secure double-rot-13, and similar kiddy-krypto?

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