‘Military Grade’ is Hardly More Than a Marketing Term

In early 2020, I wrote an article explaining what it means when businesses use phrases like “military grade encryption” or “bank level security”. I wrote ‘they may sound like marketing buzzwords’ but I should have said ‘these are buzzwords’. This use is not limited to discussions about encryption. Mel Magazine says it is referencing MIL-STD-810 and it’s not the rigorous, high quality standard that we think it is.

Commercially, Hollings adds, “there is no governing body that says, ‘Okay, you’ve met the requirements for MIL-STD-A-10’. So anyone can say that their product meets the military standard. It’s obviously not great for civilian consumers, while ex-military like Hollings scoff at the designation. […]

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