Significant Security Protocol Moments
- Cryptographic Device, The Enigma Machine, shows us an early example of multilayered protection protocols.
- 1960: The Cold War brought on an increase of computers coming online to complete a networked communication system
- 1968: ARPANET comes online, we know it as the internet today.
- 1979: Rand Report R-609 becomes declassified and defines multiple controls and mechanisms necessary for protecting computer data.
- 1980: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP) are created and are still used as primary protocols to this day.
- 1982: US Department of Defense Computer Security Evaluation Center publishes first version of Trusted Computer Security (TCSEC) documents.
- 1986: Computer Fraud and Abuse act is enacted. Prohibits access to computers without authorization or more than authorization.
- 1987: The Computer Security Act in enacted.
- 1992: Internet Engineering Task Force develop Simple Internet Protocol Plus (SIPP) creating what is now known as IPSEC Security.
- 1996: VPNs are created when a microsoft employee developed a peer-to-peer tunneling protocol (PPTP) opening the door for modern VPNs
- 2003 – WPA (Wi-Fi protected Access) is formally adopted
- 2004 – WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is officially retired
- 2004 – once considered to be the most secure standard, WPA2 is launched
- 2018 – WPA3 is released promising more security on your Wi-Fi networks, even for weak passwords. Offering 192-bit security it is utilized in personal and professional settings.
- 2019 – Wi-Fi6 certified devices are released to work with WPA3 offering the highest standards for security and interoperability, such as whole home networks.