Why do you need hard drive encryption?

Data is a critical part of every organisation, but this most valuable asset often poses a huge risk when it travels or is transmitted beyond the corporate network. The penalties for failing to protect client information mean that a data loss can mean a significant fine to go with the exposed trade secrets and damage to your reputation.

Just because a laptop is password protected, that doesn’t mean that the files are not necessarily safe from unauthorized access. That’s why we recommend encrypting your laptop.

Encryption is one of the most important methods for providing data security, especially for end-to-end protection of data transmitted across networks. Simplified, encryption is the method by which any other type of data is converted from a readable form to an encoded version that can only be decoded provided that you have a decryption key.

Should I encrypt my hard drive?

Yes, you should. Laptops get stolen all the time.

Let’s imagine this:

You’re in a coffee shop working on something really important for work and you’re just going for two minutes to order another coffee from the counter, leaving your laptop alone. In that two minutes, someone has stolen your laptop. Even though is password protected, all your information can be easily stolen. How? By taking the hard drive out, put it in another laptop and voila, they can now extract all the information they want.

Now, imagine that you have already encrypted your laptop a few months ago. They can’t access any information, making that computer useless from a point of view of the data that is on it.

So, encrypting your hard drive provides a layer of security against hackers and other online threats.

After encrypting your PC, you would be required to type in a password each time you boot the computer to decrypt/unlock the drive, but once this is done you can continue to use the laptop as normal.

Our recommendation.

For the majority of our customers we provide DESlock+ encryption.

DESlock+ delivers 360-degree protection for your data, wherever it might be. DESlock+ Full Disk Encryption provides both pre-boot authentication and fast and transparent data security. Strong, FIPS-compliant, 256-bit encryption prevents your laptop from compromising corporate network security whilst protecting your organisation from the horrors of a lost laptop or other data leakage incident. Encrypted hibernation files mean that fast shutdown and reboot won’t compromise security.

If you want more information about DESlock just give us a call at 01-4975562.

 

Source: DESlock+