How to Encrypt Your PCs

If one or several laptops is lost or stolen from your firm, you will want to know whether the systems’ disks were fully encrypted. But many organizations don’t know the answers to these and other important IT security questions.

In a Q&A article on the Computerworld website, Bob Brown says many organizations “have yet to make the leap to full disk encryption.” Brown asked Michael Kamens, information security officer at WGBH Educational Foundation, what is involved in desktop and laptop encryption. Kamens has been spearheading an encryption project involving hundreds of computers at his organization.

The Q&A lays out the basics of encryption and covers what’s involved when starting encryption from scratch, benefits from a compliance standpoint, the challenges in encrypting Mac vs. Windows PCs, third-party versus vendor tools, costs, human challenges, and more.

To read the Computerworld Q&A, click here: