Crash Course: Disk encryption

Andrew Burton

These days, networked storage is deployed more frequently, identity theft and personal information data loss loom in the headlines, and analysts warn that network-stored data is a major vulnerability. As a result, disk encryption has become a popular topic among storage administrators. Attaching storage to a network introduces security vulnerabilities that didn't exist with DAS, and companies are increasingly facing regulations requiring that they keep customer information private.

In the past, many organizations have focused on securing data in transit -- as it is being sent over the Internet. But today, disk encryption is increasingly being considered for data at rest, such as credit card information, social security numbers, intellectual property and financial information.

Check out this collection of expert advice, tips, columns and news to learn more about this technology and how you can protect your data.

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