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lbloom
Jul 13, 2011

Does your company encrypt its laptops?

Given that laptops have a high rate of being stolen or lost, does your company employ any kind of encryption on their employee laptops? Why or why not, and which kind of encryption?

jimlynch
10/25/2011
Hi lbloom,

Microsoft has a good article on laptop security that has a section on encryption, with links for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP related information. You might want to check it out for more info on Windows related encryption:

http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/security/laptopsecurity.aspx
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dbrown
07/13/2011

It's a liability if your laptop isn't encrypted, and probably a violation in certain sectors (government, military, medical, financial)

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nbetolli
07/13/2011

The IT department complained about encrypting drives because it complicates the process of data recovery if the hard disk starts to fail. But our IT Director is a big fan of Microsoft Bitlocker, which is used for all the principals of our firm.

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pcaulfield
07/13/2011
Why bother encrypting your laptop if the DOJ will order you unencrypt it?
http://www.itworld.com/security/182389/can-your-encrypted-disk-plead-fif...
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