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RE: PCI, EFS and the future?
From: "dave kleiman" <dave () davekleiman com>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2007 01:02:35 -0500


Correct me if I am wrong.....but I thought I remember reading that the DSS
specifically stated that keys could not be tied to user accounts, which they
are in EFS. Or, was that only for certain pieces of data?


Dave Kleiman - http://www.davekleiman.com/about.php 

     -----Original Message-----
     From: listbounce () securityfocus com 
     [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of Nick Vaernhoej
     Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 12:04
     To: security-basics () securityfocus com
     Subject: PCI, EFS and the future?
     Good morning list
     In the past I have asked about encryption solutions to 
     attain PCI compliance.
     There are numerous solutions our there and I have some 
     questions about EFS in particular.
     We are trying to create a small area on our corporate 
     fileserver to be an encrypted location. When used with EFS 
     this area should be transparent to the end user since it 
     ties into AD.
     My gut feeling is telling me that EFS is the wrong 
     solution and I fear that it won't be in compliance with 
     PCI's data at rest specs.
     Does anyone have any experience with EFS file level 
     encryption, PCI and what the future outlook is?
     Are you looking at a replacement product because the 
     auditor didn't find EFS adequate?
     Thank you
     Nick Vaernhoej
     "Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur." 

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