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From: Chris Green <cmgreen () UAB EDU>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:39:31 +0000
Having done PGP to 4000+ laptops and evaluated other approaches, I highly recommend determining if you are going to
have a large amount of platform control. Easy encryption deployments are areas with great platform control otherwise
there are lots of edge cases with hardware capabilities.
Re: Dell Data Protection,
< "No special formatting or "containers" created on the removable drive and no forced copy, removal or destruction of
I'm ignorant on it now so please raise any concerns with your sales/tech representatives. Deployment wise, it seemed
very nice. However, it was implemented as a filesystem driver so when it wrote to disk, it would encrypt the contents
of the files.
E.g Students\BobbyTables-SSN.pdf would still have a visible filename even if the content was encrypted. That's a
great reduction but implementing an encryption solution is a lot of work if you still end up with "disclosure due to
loss" scenarios on assets you've touched. I believe they added a feature to change that. This wasn't an obvious
scenario until we started discussing "how to do windows troubleshooting".
From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of William
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:30 PM
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Subject: [SECURITY] Encryption
We're on a fast growing campus here at the University of Washington Bothell. We're in the initial stages of exploring
encryption and I was wondering if anyone out there had any thoughts or suggestions on this topic?
So far we're looking at using BitLocker and maybe EFS. We're also looking at Dell's Data Protection Solution.
University of Washington Bothell