1-2-3-4-5 BitLocker 9-8-7-6-5

I was sitting in a planning meeting with a client recently in which we were discussing ways of protecting end-user machines, especially laptops that were in and out of the office.  The previous convention relied on BIOS locks that were proprietary to the hardware manufacturer, and required the end user to either enter two passwords… Continue reading 1-2-3-4-5 BitLocker 9-8-7-6-5

BitLocker Recovery

Like all of you I never expect a day that starts with a call to IT Helpdesk to go well.  Fortunately this story has a happy ending. This morning I got to my desk and discovered that my laptop corrupted somehow last night.  No problem – Windows 8 has some great self-healing tools built in,… Continue reading BitLocker Recovery

USB Drives: Easily lost, but easily encrypted!

Peter Wolchak (Editor, Backbone Magazine) pinged me this morning… furious. ‘How long does it take to encrypt a USB key?’  Not very long… why? It turns out that Elections Canada is back in the news, and (again) not in a good way.  A couple of employees had confidential information about 2.4 Million voters on thumb… Continue reading USB Drives: Easily lost, but easily encrypted!