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Re: VA Loses another Hard Drive with data on 48,000 veterans
From: Ed <security () kdtc net>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 12:34:24 +0800

Saqib Ali wrote:
http://www.full-disk-encryption.net/news/article329.html

Associated Press is reporting that a portable hard drive belonging to
Veteran's Administration has been stolen. The Official Press Release
is available at the VA website.

This is something I'm glad I can keep track of here.  This past
year alone has shown that it is easy to take things for granted
and expect things  to stay where they are, when in fact, one
shouldn't.  Unfortunately, I seem to be one of these people
who have gotten a 'little slack' in terms of maintaining a
secured network.  (Can never get my point across to users
and bosses on security issues.  They never seem to understand that
P2P and Skype really don't really belong in a corporate
environment.  The only consideration is 'low cost' and
'convenient').

Anyway, there's certainly a plethora of solutions for encryption(whole
disk or otherwise).  Does anyone here have any good suggestions?

So far, I'm looking at PGP Whole Disk and it looks promising.

Thanks.

Edmund


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