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RE: How to Test HDD Encryption
From: "Deepak J. Mathew" <deepakm () rice edu>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 09:35:53 -0600

What type encryption is it doing?

Deepak J. Mathew

Systems Manager - Administrative Systems

Rice University

 

(t) 713-348-4328


-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
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Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 12:02 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: How to Test HDD Encryption

Hi 
 
How can we ascertain that the encryption software we have selected is doing
its jobs. 
A small test like removing the hdd of an encrypted laptop and attaching it
as an external drive on another laptop shows the drive as unformatted. So
far So Good..
 
But is there any tool available to demonstrate to the management that even
the professionals cannot break in even if they lay their hands on the drive
physically.
 
I am basically trying to make a case to push for drive encryption in our
organization.
 
Please group suggest something.....
 
 
Best Regards
 
Samir


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