Monday, September 29, 2008

Full Disk Encryption should be a legal requirement

Article by PR Artistry at Source Wire on 9 September 2008

If relates to the many recent stories of sensitive data going missing. This would not be such a problem if it had been encrypted.

Marc Hocking, Chief Technology Officer of BeCrypt is quoted as saying "If security is too cumbersome people will find a workaround." In other words, it is no good saying to people they musty encrypt data or even providing a technical solution that takes time and effort.

Hocking goes on to say "encryption technology is now available that is easy to roll out to all computers and data storage devices within an organisation, it can be centrally managed and it is transparent to the end user, so it does not affect their ability to do their job."

Andy Brazier

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