Re: The VA Stolen Laptop - Lessons Learned



Hello,

If you don't mind can I have the name of the company?

There are other vendors that produce such solutions in form of a IDE
card which is not suitable for a notebook drive.

ce-infosys has a PCMCIA card that performs Full Disc Encryption and be
used in a notebook:
http://www.ce-infosys.com.sg/CeiProducts_CryptCard.asp


On 9/20/06, intel96 <intel96@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I just meet with a company in Washington, DC with a company from Canada
that has developed a hardware-based encryption module for computer
systems. They are a start-up but have hooks into some of the laptop
manufactures, which plan to offer the device to customers as a option.
I have not tested the equipment,, but plan too soon. The device uses
AES-256 or 3-DES. It also creates a mirror of the drive, which can be
used for failover operations. There is even a self-destruction piece
being added.

Saqib Ali wrote:
> Clement,
>
> I just checked the True Crypt's website and it says that it only
> supports partition but NOT the whole disc encryption. With whole disc
> encryption everything including the OS is encrypted regardless of the
> partition layout.
>
>
>
> On 9/20/06, Clement Dupuis <cdupuis@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Wikipedia unfortunately is not always up to date
>>
>> Truecrypt will do full disks and even allow you to have an encrypted disk
>> without any partitions on it.
>>
>> Take care
>>
>> Clement
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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>> Behalf Of Saqib Ali
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 12:35 AM
>> To: security
>> Cc: security-basics@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Re: The VA Stolen Laptop - Lessons Learned
>>
>> Caution: TrueCrypt is NOT a Full Disc Encryption (FDE) utility. I can
>> encrypt partitions but not the whole Disc. See:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FDE
>>
>> On 9/18/06, security <security@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> TrueCrypt (http://www.truecrypt.org/) is the one I recommend to
> clients. Its Open-Source and supports Linux and Windows.
>
> -em
>
>
>
>
> On Sep 17, 2006, at 10:27 PM, MandommGmail wrote:
>
> > There are many free whole disk encryption softwares that are
> > around. Please google for CompuSec. I am personally using it. It is
> > free for commercial and personal usage.
>
> > I believe its just right for my usage.
>
> > Alex
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "George Toft"
> > <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <security-basics@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 1:42 AM
> > Subject: Re: The VA Stolen Laptop - Lessons Learned
>
>
> >> There are many whole-disk encryption products that make this a
> >> trivial exercise. Even at $100-150 per seat, the price is cheaper
> >> than a lawsuit and bad publicity.
> >>
> >> George Toft, CISSP, MSIS
> >> My IT Department
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> >> 480-544-1067
> >>
> >> Confidential data protection experts for the financial industry.
> >>
> >>
> >> evb wrote:
> >>> :1. Encrypt all data on mobile computers/devices which
> >>> carry :agency data unless the data is determined to be non-
> >>> sensitive, :in writing, by your Deputy Secretary or an individual
> >>> he/she :may designate in writing : And does "data" include
> >>> operating system files, log files, cab files,
> >>> drivers, etc., or does it only include eg xls, doc, pdf and wpd
> >>> files, etc.?
> >>> How has Bush defined "data"? Thx,
> >>>
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