TH16 Simple Solutions for Data Security on Laptops, USB Drives, and Other Portable Devices

October 21st, 2010

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Prerequisite: None

Mike Danseglio

Mike Danseglio

Principal Technologist

Next Direction Technologies

From the CEO who loses her USB drive at Starbucks to the human resources manager who has his laptop stolen on vacation, data compromise is commonplace today. It shows up in the news daily. But the stories you don't see are the ones where data is lost but protected so well that the only value of the lost device is its pawn shop price. So how do you protect data like that? It's a combination of people, process, and technology. This talk focuses on technologies that provide strong data encryption without being expensive or a nightmare to administer and use. There are simple to implement and even user-proof technologies that you should be implementing and enforcing today. Mike Danseglio, CISSP and a 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 (cryptographic strength) of each solution but, unlike many presentations, purchase cost, administration, and usability are also explored through statistics and live demonstrations. At the end of this session you'll know the best data protection solution for your unique situation.