Self-Encrypting Drives (Fall 2009)

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Monday, October 12, 2009
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Data security is top of mind for most businesses trying to respond to the constant barrage of news highlighting data theft and security breaches. Combined with litigation risks, compliance issues and pending legislation, companies face a myriad of technology and products that all claim to protect data at rest. However, these current solutions either fail to deliver or force compromise. The disk drive industry has launched innovative, simple and powerful technology intended to secure data where it lives – in the disk drive. This tutorial will give storage users and managers a look at emerging drive-level encryption technology for laptops, PCs, and data centers that provides a more secure storage foundation.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the basics of storage self-encryption
Appreciate the standardization effort for storage self-encryption, with active participation across the entire storage industry
Be able to compare in detail self-encryption with other forms of storage encryption