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November 2008

TrueCrypt an open source laptop encryption choice for SMBs

Here's an important encryption algorithm for you to memorize: PD – (p0l1cy & enc) = br3ach Just kidding; the translated version may be less silly, but no less accurate: Portable devices without clear policy and encryption enabled may well lead to a data breach. A June 2008 study conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Dell found that more than 12,000 laptops are lost by users each week as they pass through airports. What to do? While more corporations are deploying commercial encryption solutions, it's not general practice. If you want to do something for yourself and perhaps your small business or circle of executives, consider TrueCrypt ( TrueCrypt is free, open source, on-the-fly encryption software for your laptop. Using TrueCrypt, you can encrypt a dedicated space on your hard drive, a partition or the whole disk, as well as removable storage devices. TrueCrypt will help assuage your concerns about security, as well as privacy, and perhaps point your enterprise down the road of portable device ...

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