Zack Whittaker on the rise of encryption in the government, spearheaded by Homeland Security:
The agency is also requiring within the next four months for all federal agencies to employ HTTPS.
Weren’t they doing this already?
In 2015, the Obama administration issued a directive that all federal government sites should be HTTPS by default by the end of 2016. More than two years later, about one-quarter of all federal sites still don’t support basic website encryption.
What about Homeland Security’s websites?
Perhaps ironically, only 70 percent of all Homeland Security domains support HTTPS. Even fewer enforce the encryption by default.