Professor Thomas Ristenpart, a member of the Cornell Tech Security Group, was recently interviewed by Newsweek in response to the discussion about "backdoors" in encryption during the Republican presidential debate.

"The consensus of the expert community is and always has been that trying to require backdoors in cryptosecurity would weaken security for average users. At the same time, the benefit in terms of preventing terrorists from communicating is nebulous at best, as they could begin using unregulated encryption tools," Thomas Ristenpart, Cornell Tech Computer Science Professor and memeber of the Cornell Tech Security Group, says.

Read the full article on Newsweek.