Managing Enterprise Risk With Full Disk Encryption
Source: GuardianEdge Technologies
The best and only true way to protect data at rest on desktop and laptop PCs is to use full disk encryption. Full disk encryption does not just protect files and folders; it protects all data stored on the hard drive - including the operating system itself. As a result, full disk encryption is the most comprehensive and cost-effective method for preventing data leakages and achieving regulatory compliance. This paper discusses the value of using encryption to manage the security, financial and legal risks associated with electronic data, as well as the advantages of full disk encryption over other approaches to encrypting data at rest.