Security and Malware Protection

TH13 Easy Steps for Enabling Portable Data Security: Laptops, USB Drives, and More

March 17th, 2011

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Level: Introductory

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 when lost data gets protected so well nobody loses! 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. They are simple to implement and largely idiot-proof technologies you should implement and enforce today. 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. 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.