Full Disk Encryption Dos and Don'ts

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Oct 21, 2009.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
  2. chronomatic

    chronomatic Registered Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    The author forgot:

    "DON'T use an encryption product that is closed-source." Indeed, the author even says to stay away from open-source (which shows his ignorance on the subject).
  3. I no more

    I no more Registered Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    I agree with you about the closed source vs. open source issue. This article seems strictly geared toward corporate and business environments. If that's the case, then I think it's fine. There's a lot of talk about "functions such as key management, access control, lock-outs, reporting and recovery". In these types of environments, a back door isn't necessarily a bad thing. They seem to be more interested in functionality than getting the most secure product possible.

    The only problem I have with the article is that it's not clearly stated that this is an enterprise encryption strategy, and not one for the individual user.

    For the individual user who has more leeway in selection, I would go with an open-source, simple solution with no option for password recovery.
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