Selective encryption reduces security by making it easier to find the data worth decoding. For example a check image would highlight a target of interest - even if part were encrypted. A clear text online order would provide valuable contextual information even if the credit card information were encrypted. With overall encryption, a lot of effort can be devoted to decoding what proves to be useless information.
Sounds like a good approach, but I wonder how much is saved (on average - I am sure it is media/image dependent) versus what additional power is used in the initial analysis? Looks like it works but getting major acceptance could prove a challenge.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.