Self-Encrypted Drives Set to Become Standard Fare

Wednesday, January 05, 2011 20:30
Self-Encrypted Drives Set to Become Standard Fare

Samsung just announced at CES release of a new series of encrypted hard drives. This post explains some basics advisors need to know--like the fact that hardware encryption is better than software encryption. 

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PC World says: Samsung just introduced at CES it's a 256-bit self-encrypted series of USB 3.0 hard drives. The drives include three new external drives, in 1TB, 1.5TB, and 2TB. The drives come with Samsung's auto-backup software, and Samsung SecretZone for creating a secure virtual drive, and SafetyKey for setting up passwords and encrypted data backup.


If you lose your computer but the data on it are encrypted, 45 states have a safe harbor for encrypted data that gets compromised, reports PC World. Notification requirements about personal data that gets compromised are onerous, not to mention embarrassing.



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