Security Tactics for Servers and Wireless Networks

T11 Easy Steps for Enabling Portable Data Security: Laptops, USB Drives, and More

August 23rd, 2012

11:00am - 12:15pm

Level: Intermediate Advanced

Mike Danseglio

Mike Danseglio

Principal Technologist

Next Direction Technologies

All administrators in today’s IT space recognize that data is everywhere. From employees taking work on the road with a laptop to the infinite reasons people store files on USB drives, it is increasingly difficult to know where the data is. So how do you protect the sensitive data? Sure there are specific commercial products but they require significant investment, deployment, and maintenance, and usually provide a suboptimal user experience. There are, however, solutions that are better than others; some that you may already have and just not know it.

Mike Danseglio - CISSP, former security authority at Microsoft and world-renowned security expert, will show you the strengths and weaknesses of technologies including Bitlocker, Bitlocker-to-Go, Encrypting File System, BIOS passwords, Syskey, hardware-based data encryption, and many more that you have probably never seen. Focus is placed on the relative security and cryptographic strength of each solution. Mike will also examine several of the most common commercial solutions and show their strengths and weaknesses. Unlike many presentations, purchase cost, administration, and usability are explored through statistics and live demonstrations. At the end of this session, you'll know the best data protection solution for your unique situation.

You will learn:

  • Importance of portable data protection
  • Easy and cost-effective technologies to protect data
  • How portable data is encrypted and recovered in case of disaster