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I once again had the pleasure and privilege to attend the RSA Security conference in San Francisco, CA. https://www.rsaconference.com/events/us18. The conference keynotes, sessions and sidebar conversations were a good opportunity to see what the hot topics in security are. I attended a broad selection of sessions. Here are five diverse observations that I came away […]

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Is Microsoft really claiming pre-boot authentication (PBA) for Full Disk Encryption (FDE) is not necessary? One could certainly get that impression from recent articles (HERE and HERE) posted by the organization.  The first article on “Types of attacks for volume encryption keys” lists a few known historical attacks that “could be used to compromise a volume […]

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Securing computers, servers, and IoT devices is an ever-changing process.  As organizations work to keep environments secure, there is always one constant, inevitable challenge – USERS. Organizations can apply all the appropriate safeguards – including AV/Anti-malware, Threat Detection, OS Updates, Password Policies, Backups, Firewalls, and Encryption – but when it comes down to it, the […]

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Back in November of last year, I was part of a conference call with a European customer who needed some high level reassurance from us. As part of that request, they mentioned that our customer portal could not help them properly manage support tickets. Thus, I hijacked the call and started a GoToMeeting session from […]

The post Announcing our newly enhanced Customer Portal appeared first on SecureSpeak | WinMagic Data Security Blog.

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In April 2015 I wrote about “Intelligent Key Management for the Cloud”. In that blog I described the various models for encryption and key management for virtual workloads running in IaaS including: Model Definition Server Side Encryption (SSE) Encryption performed by the cloud service provider using keys owned and managed by the cloud service provider Server […]

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In April 2015 I wrote about “Intelligent Key Management for the Cloud”. In that blog I described the various models for encryption and key management for virtual workloads running in IaaS including: Model Definition Server Side Encryption (SSE) Encryption performed by the cloud service provider using keys owned and managed by the cloud service provider Server […]

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Recently, I was on the phone with a customer who asked me this question: “How can we better help you to help us?” That’s a question that I was not used to getting. But it made me think about what customers could do to get better tech support. I ended up taking a day or […]

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In the past I have tried to make the case for encrypting physical servers on premise.   The argument for not needing to encrypt them is usually that these servers run for weeks, months or even years without being brought down, and that they are physically protected within a well-fortified data center.  The protection that FDE […]

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Ohne geeignete Tools kann das Leben eines IT-Sicherheitsexperten schwer sein. Zu diesen Tools gehören auch native Verschlüsselungslösungen wie BitLocker. Sie sind der erste Schritt in Richtung Datensicherheit. Da IT-Umgebungen jedoch zunehmend komplex werden – sprich verschiedene Geräte und Betriebssysteme bei knappen Ressourcen – sollten Sie Ihre Umgebung möglichst intelligent verwalten. „90% der Datenschutzverletzungen hätten mit […]

The post Das volle Potenzial von BitLocker nutzen: mit dem BitLocker-Toolkit appeared first on SecureSpeak | WinMagic Data Security Blog.

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So you’ve heard – Windows 10 has hit the PC world by storm, with widespread adoption in the private and public sector catching up to the consumer side. According to Gartner, the adoption of Windows 10 is faster than previous OS and the traditional refresh cycles are shortening. What’s driving the movement? Well, it’s a […]

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