[unisog] Drive Encryption

Michael Holstein michael.holstein at csuohio.edu
Wed Feb 15 15:37:17 GMT 2006


I highly recommend TrueCrypt (www.truecrypt.org). It's free, and easy to 
use.

Cheers,

Michael Holstein CISSP GCIA
Cleveland State University

Andy Johnston wrote:
> Along these lines, does anyone have experience with drive encryption 
> packages such as PGP Desktop?  Or anything (including  EFS, if you have 
> a policy requiring it) that uses encryption to secure stored data?  Has 
> anything like this been implemented in a university setting (or a part 
> of one)?  If so, does it help and how much of a pain is it to support? 
> 
> Subjective opinions and hearsay appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> - Andy
> 
> 
> Stasiniewicz, Adam wrote:
> 
>>
>>>    
>>>
>>It does have its uses.  It is designed to be a transparent file system
>>encryption system.  It is not designed to replace GPG, PGP, or any other
>>file based encryption system.  If you are looking for something that
>>protects files while in transit, EFS is not for you.  If you are looking
>>for something to secure file stored on a HD that has a risk of being
>>stolen, EFS might be an option for you.
>>
>>  
>>
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