Encryption is not new. It was invented long before the internet – by 50 BC, the Romans had developed the “Caesar Cipher” to secure the written notes that Julius Caesar’s messengers carried to and from the far reaches of the Roman Empire. Now, more than 2000 years later, we have “Crypto Wars 2.0.”
As one of the lead attorneys for Baker & McKenzie's IT/Outsourcing/Privacy practice, Michael S. Mensik counsels companies on how to structure, negotiate and manage their internal and external sourcing arrangements, from IT infrastructure to various business processes. He has spoken at numerous conferences — both local and international — on IT-related topics including outsourcing and offshoring, marketing and protecting software as well as computer and telecommunications products and services. In his recent presentation, Mr. Mensik discussed emerging issues related to the Internet and electronic commerce.